Jane wearing a red spotted blouse, smiles towards the camera

Jane Ashcroft, CBE

Chief Executive

Business in the Community Board of Trustee Directors

Jane joined Anchor in 1999 from BUPA, which had acquired Care First plc where she was Personnel Director.  She was appointed Chief Executive of Anchor on 9 March 2010 and led the merger with Hanover Housing in 2018 to create Anchor Hanover. It is England’s largest not for profit provider of housing and care for older people. 

Prior to joining Care First, Jane held HR and governance roles with Bromford Housing Group and Midlands Electricity plc. Jane was a founder of Associated Retirement Community Operators, representing the growing market for retirement village provision in the UK and is currently Vice Chair.

Jane is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She was awarded a CBE for services to older people for the 2013 New Year Honours.