Jane has over 30 years’ experience working at a senior level in resource management and led the development of Resource Futures as CEO from 2006. In April 2016 she handed over the CEO position to Sam Reeve, the company’s former Operations Director, to take up a new position as Business Development Director in line with the company’s strategic and succession planning. Jane is passionate about finding practical solutions to environmental and social challenges and in 2001 was awarded an MBE for services to community recycling. She is looking forward to working with the company’s new senior management team and Board to deliver the company’s strategic objectives developing relationships with new and existing clients; and strategic alliances with partners.
Jane has been responsible for developing and leading on a range of initiatives including waste reduction strategies and plans; local authority-wide community engagement campaigns and cross sector partnership. As part of her Business Development Director role she is a Non-executive Director of Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC the organisation that will take forward the legacy from Bristol’s tenure of European Green Capital in 2015.
Jane is one of a small group within the industry calling for an increased focus on waste prevention and reuse and the collection of high quality recycled materials – essential ingredients in the progression towards a circular economy. Jane has contributed to a number of toolkits and best practice guidelines including Best practice guidance on working in Low Participation Areas for WRAP and Enabling Community Waste Initiatives Project (guidance on setting up local community waste networks) for Defra.
Her work has included the direction of:
- Community engagement work including the Community Action Groups (CAG) Project in Oxfordshire
- Development of a tool to measure the impact of community action on waste and carbon
- Education work in Devon, Brighton & Hove and Bath & NE Somerset
- Research into methods of reducing food waste in schools