Jane was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2009 and, since 1 April 2011, is Chair of the Audit Committee. Jane is the Chief Financial Officer at the University of Leeds where she has worked since 2009. In addition to the finance function, at the University, Jane also has responsibility for
Strategy & Planning, Risk Management and Purchasing and takes a leading role in developing the University’s commercial relationships with industry, commerce, public-sector partners and education and research partners at home and abroad.
Having previously been an independent member of the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, Jane is an independent member of the UK Research and Innovation Audit, Risk, Assurance & Performance Committee (ARAPC) and a Trustee on The Hepworth Wakefield Board. Jane also represented the University on the CBI Regional Council for 7 years.
After qualifying as a chartered accountant Jane held senior finance positions in a number of large multi-national businesses within the retail and fast moving consumer goods sectors, including Asda Walmart, the Campbell Soup Company and, prior to joining the University, the French retailing group PPR.
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