Jan's career started with Citicorp UK for whom she worked for 14 years. During this time she advanced into roles trail-blazing Citibank as the first centralised lender in the UK to the mortgage market, including for 2 years as Sales Training Manager. Jan was one of the first females in Europe to be promoted by Citicorp to Resident Vice President. Jan left Citicorp to help set up First Mortgage Securities, the blue chip securitised lending operation, where she stayed for 5 years as Head of Channels and Distribution.
Following the birth of her daughter in 1993, Jan successfully ran her own consultancy business. She worked with large and SME organisations in very different sectors and markets on their distribution, sales and growth strategies and sales effectiveness restructuring. This led to her become involved in setting up BusinessHR, a virtual HR services business and in Formula 1 racing and Arts sponsorship.
In 2002, Jan joined Barclays Private Bank as Global Sales Director. In 2004, Jan was asked to head up the organisational design review and implementation of the new restructure for two merged Barclays Wealth business units which the team went on to deliver early and with minimum impact on the Unit.
In addition to leading her teams to deliver exceptional performance as Global Sales Director, Jan created and delivered various UK and international women's development programmes and initiatives and was Equality and Diversity Champion for Barclays Wealth. This work led to four Group awards and her being nominated as a Woman of the Year in 2005.
Jan joined Zurich Insurance UK as Head of Corporate Pensions in 2006 and led the team to spectacular results. Since leaving Zurich after about 2 years, Jan has been working with various businesses to help them 'prepare for the upturn' and leading business performance mentoring programmes.
In addition to her corporate roles, Jan has keen interests in other areas. These include being a Trustee of a child bereavement charity.
Jan married her long term partner Ian on 1st August 2009, and has a daughter and two stepsons. Her hobbies include riding, golf, swimming and reading.
Further details of Jan's work may be found on her LinkedIn profile.
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