Jane is an international IP and platform strategist whose executive experience ranges from start-ups to multinational PLCs, across C-Suite and non-exec roles. She has lived the challenges of entrepreneurship and has a deep understanding of tech-sector issues.
She joined Centtrip as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer in March 2019 to lead the company’s geographic, vertical and platform growth and was subsequently appointed to its Board in July of that year.
“Jane has had a transformational effect on Centtrip. She is a natural leader and worked quickly to establish a shared sense of purpose, establishing strong working relationships with, and commanding the respect of, her colleagues. Jane is blessed with high IQ and EQ. She’s a clear thinker and an excellent communicator which, combined with the courage to take tough decisions, makes her a very effective leader.” - Eric Nicoli, Chairman, Centtrip
Prior to joining Centtrip, Jane was Group Managing Director at Centaur Media plc, the market intelligence and consultancy business that includes Marketing Week, Econsultancy and Influencer Intelligence. In that role, Jane led the business’s digital transformation and grew annual revenues by 58%.
Previous roles include CEO and co-founder of music and entertainment-focused, digital marketing start-up, Noise Inc Ltd (where clients included Universal, EMI, Sony and Disney). She was also CEO of investment and incubator vehicle Bright Station Ventures, and Managing Director of entertainment and global IP licensing business Chorion Ltd.
In this latter role, Jane was part of the management team that took the AIM-listed business private, through a £111m buyout by private equity firm 3i. Working with chairman and media entrepreneur Waheed Alli, Jane drove the international licensing of famed literary estates (Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler and others) and timeless children’s characters such as Paddington Bear, the Mr. Men, and the works of Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter.
She has also held director roles at marketing agencies WPP and Havas Worldwide.
Jane holds a number of non-executive and advisory roles and is a highly respected and inspirational leader.