During her legal career, she took on various management roles including team/group leader, overseas office managing partner, central head of international and an elected member of the Management Committee. She also initiated and led various cross-firm BD initiatives including establishing and leading the firm’s first sector group and setting up a regular networking event for senior inhouse female lawyers. Jane now brings her practical experience, legal skills and thought leadership to law firm management clients where her particular focus is on competitive advantage in particular around culture, growth and change.
Jane is a natural coach and mentor and has excellent people management and team development skills. She has undertaken the Positive Psychology in Coaching course at New Bucks University to enable her to apply positive psychology principles in her coaching.
Outside the law, she has pursued various business interests including establishing an award-winning boutique luxury hotel in Marrakech and renovating a farmhouse in France.
Over 15 years on - across various roles, industries, organisations, countries and cultures - I still find myself "channeling my inner-Jane". Jane deftly managed a highly diverse team of individuals to deliver a top notch client service high on quality, on time and on budget, but without ever sacrificing the individuals who comprised her team. Jane's empathetic leadership manifested as sustainable relationships with clients as well as a a genuine caring for the well-being and development of her people. Appraisal rounds had a healthy emphasis on what measures to take to further "flourish". Jane simply gets people.
Jane serviced clients across a number sectors, including spearheading initiatives for new types of commercial collaboration and breaking into new markets. Her professional poise, gravitas and grace under pressure ensured that Jane was always heard and listened to, even in traditionally male-oriented sectors and markets. Jane gets how to drive change. Understanding people and change management is a rather powerful combination, I would say. Jane has both in abundance.
Kully Thandi, Chief of Staff, Customer Platforms Board Office at Allianz Technology SE