WOMEN IN FOOTBALL, CEO
UK SPORT, Head of Governance and Leadership
PREMIER LEAGUE, Director of Governance
PREMIER LEAGUE, Company Secretary
SUNDERLAND AFC, Club Secretary and Lawyer
Jane has a track record at the highest level of football and sport. She started her career at Sunderland AFC, where she became one of the first ever in-house lawyers at a Premier League football club. After four years at Sunderland, she joined the Premier League as Head of Football Administration, and being appointed as Director of Governance in 2011. Her responsibilities included ensuring that the Premier League had fit-for-purpose rules to ensure the financial stability of clubs and the probity of the transfer system. She then joined UK Sport as Head of Governance and Leadership, working with the British Olympic and Paralympic programmes. At UK Sport she co-authored A Code for Sports Governance, a ground-breaking manifesto to ensure the highest standards of governance in British sport.
At the end of 2018, she became the first CEO of Women in Football, joining the organization at a critical time of exponential growth in women’s football.