Jane joined LCA as a Board Director in 2006 from the Department for Communities and Local Government where she was the Director of Communications. Jane became an equity partner at LCA in May 2008. At LCA Jane focuses on regeneration, housing and property development, directing complex projects spanning a range of London boroughs including: Southwark, Kensington and Chelsea, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, and Enfield. She has experience across the private and public sectors having worked for among others: Berkeley Group; Cadogan; ABP; Greenland; Silvertown; Regal London; Barratt Homes; Hadley Property Group; Madison Square Gardens; Londonewcastle; Benson Elliot; urbanest, Crosstree and LocatED (the government-owned property company responsible for buying and developing sites for free schools). Jane has also advised a number of housing associations such as: Hyde, London and Quadrant, Peabody, Sanctuary and One Housing.
Jane has spent many years as chief communications adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister. With over 16 years’ experience in Whitehall departments, she has an extensive knowledge of the workings of Government and powerful and varied expertise with experience across the communications mix.
Jane has a track record of delivering complex strategies in a high-profile environment. As Head of Communications at the Golden Jubilee Office she worked closely with the Director of Communications at Buckingham Palace. The Golden Jubilee Office received the top award at the International Public Relations Association Conference.
At the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Jane ran the Government’s Sustainable Communities Conference and organised summits for the UK’s Presidency of the European Union. Previous Whitehall roles include Head of News at the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and press officer at the Department of Health.
During her time in Government Jane has influenced strategy and communications in a range of policy areas, including housing, regeneration, planning, the Thames Gateway, local government, and London resilience. She was responsible for the communication strategies for London Transport, the Bill establishing the London Mayor, and the referendum and election that followed.
Jane has a BA in English and Sociology from Oxford Brookes University. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Jane in a word: energy. Jane in a picture: Nigella Lawson working the corridors of power, rather than her kitchen Aga. Mind you Jane's cooking's not bad either. Work is no 4 letter word to Jane, whether it's writing a winning strategy, hosting a public meeting or working a room of politicians. What's more work is to be enjoyed, not endured. Any project with Jane will be fun; but she's no push over and will challenge everyone as much as herself to deliver the best. If you like to win, you'll love Jane.