Jane Wood is Director of External Affairs for Business in the Community UK wide and also Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland.
Jane was Chief Executive of SBC for six years, up until its merger with BITC, during which time she secured millions of pounds of funding for the charity and worked with the Prince’s Charities in identifying cross-border multi-charity funding to benefit vulnerable groups in ethnicity, poverty, education and health. Her wider role within BITC reflects this period of successful leadership and organisational growth.
Previously Head of Corporate Affairs for Scotland and Northern Ireland for Alliance Boots, Jane has worked with both national and local governments on developing public/private sector partnerships in the areas of regeneration, community asset management, retail-led regeneration and corporate responsibility.
Jane currently sits on the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Ministerial Advisory Group and the Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS) School Advisory Group. Jane is also a member of the Scotland Committee of the Institute of Directors and an Advisor for the Iris Foundation.
Jane, who was educated abroad and in St. Andrews, has a keen interest in the arts. She has four children and lives in East Lothian with her husband, Scottish contemporary artist, Christopher Wood RSW.