Jane Smith


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Director, Finance and Resources


Jane joined IES in 2015 as director of finance and resources and is also the company secretary.

Jane started her career at the BBC and then spent many years in the International NGO and charity sector, starting as a VSO volunteer, then working at Sight Savers International before becoming chief finance officer at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, a charity that works to combat HIV and AIDS in developing countries.

Jane moved to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in 2007 as chief operating officer. IPPR is a progressive think tank with a mission to open up opportunity, power and prosperity to everyone.

Jane is a member of the Board of Trustees at Tavistock Relationships, an internationally renowned organisation delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples. 

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.