Jane was the CEO of ScotlandIS the industry body and cluster management organisation for the digital and technology industries in Scotland. Working with ScotlandIS, Jane supported the technology industry in Scotland in all it’s specialisms from Space and Climate tech, AI, robotics, agri-tech, healthtech and more.
Jane is passionate about Scotland’s opportunity to become a true digital democracy by building a transformational infrastructure through collaborative working. In 2020 Jane has been working on Connecting Scotland (the Scottish Government led digital inclusion programme), and the Digital Nation Challenge in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate.
Prior to this, Jane was CEO of Taigh Cearsabhagh in North Uist focusing on a 5 year strategy for local economic regeneration (including jobs, housing and wellbeing in rural communities), creating collaborative partnerships, advising on the Island’s Bill and Island’s Deal and launching a capital build programme.
Jane is also a highly experienced consulting industry executive, a former strategy and transformation specialist with 25 years’ experience working across the public and private sector. Jane spent 17 years working with Capgemini UK Plc in several senior roles. She has a strong track record of working in and with companies from SME to global enterprises, holding senior roles in industry, third sector and public sector organisations.
Jane holds board and advisory positions with the UK Technology Cluster Group, OneDigital, Digital Skills Group Scotland and Engineering Skills Group Scotland, and is Chair of a Scottish Charity in Dumfries. In December Jane joined the Lay Court of Edinburgh Napier University and became Chief Executive of South of Scotland Enterprise in February 2021.
When not working, Jane loves spending time with her three sons and 2 horses and goes wild swimming whenever she has the chance.