Jane is a graduate of the University of Manchester where she studied Maths between 1993 and 1996. Immediately following university, she joined Arthur Andersen, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and transferring to Deloitte when the firms merged in 2003. Jane became a partner in 2007 at the age of 31.

Jane works with a wide range of businesses but focuses on the Energy & Resources and Consumer Products sectors. Her current and recent clients include United Utilities, Electricity North West, ENER-G, Brother, Japan Tobacco and Warburtons. Her work includes both audit and advisory engagements. Jane represents Deloitte’s Regional Audit practice, encompassing partners staff in 16 different offices, on the firm’s Audit Executive.

Jane has been a pro-bono non-executive director and member of the audit committee at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce since 2014, and recently joined the board of the Manchester Growth Company.

Jane lives in Mobberley with her husband Neil, who works for AstraZeneca, and her two children – Joey, who is nearly 6, and Della, 18 months. She is an avid football fan, being a season ticket holder at Liverpool FC and having played for Manchester City for 13 years until she retired shortly before having her son.

‘Having toured the Seashell site, I was thoroughly inspired by the hard work, dedication and passion of the team and by the hugely impressive new residential development and the ambitious plans for the school for the future. What was most memorable of all was to see the children and young people thriving in their new homes. The difference that we can make by bringing the school up to the same high standards as the accommodation will be a real game changer and will give the children and young people what they deserve – the ability for fulfil their potential in a safe, stimulating, purpose built environment.’