As CIO for Unilever, Jane leads the global IT organization driving the strategy, implementation and support for the internal and external business technology applications and platforms, networks, and data centers for the company.
Jane has over 25 years of IT experience, and comes to Unilever from Thomson Reuters where she most recently held the role of Group CIO. Joining Thomson Reuters in 2002, Jane served in a number of senior technology roles, including CIO of the Markets Division; CIO of Thomson Financial; and CIO of CCBN (a Thomson acquisition). Prior to Thomson Reuters, Jane consulted for a number of years on large-scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) system implementations and provided IT portfolio management expertise to financial institutions. She began her technology career as a developer, building financial portfolio management and trading software applications and platforms. Jane earned an MBA from Boston University and a BA degree from Brown University.
Outside of Thomson Reuters, Jane is a very active member of the global technology community. She is an advisory board member of Brown University’s Committee for Computer Science and Information Technology; an advisory board member for the Anita Borg Institute and Women in Technology International; and sits on the CIO Council for Salesforce.com, Workday and SAP.
In December 2011, Jane was profiled and on the cover of CIO Magazine, and in April 2012, she was recognized as one of the 10 most powerful women in technology, as part of a CNN profile on leading women. In addition, in July 2012 she was named by Computer Weekly as the most influential woman in UK IT. Two further accolades were awarded in November 2012 where Jane was ranked 5th in Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 awards, their annual definitive list of the 50 most influential leaders in UK IT; and voted 3rd in the TechRepublic CIO50 list, celebrating the most influential and innovative technology chiefs.
Jane works and lives in London with her husband and two sons.