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Jane Smith

Jane retired in 2022 after being Chief Operating Officer at the Institute for Employment Studies for eight years. She started her career at the BBC and then spent many years in the International NGO and charity sector, starting as a VSO volunteer, working at Sight Savers International and then as Chief Finance Officer at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Jane moved to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer.

An experienced charity trustee, Jane has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Tavistock Relationships since September 2016. Jane is also on the Board of Directors of the Pepal Foundation, a social enterprise that designs and delivers life-changing executive development programmes. Jane is a law graduate and a CCAB qualified accountant. She also has an MBA and was Chair of Governors at a local primary school for three years.