Jane is Chair of OPRL Ltd, the not-for-profit giving recycling advice to consumers through its internationally recognised Refill and Recycling labels and defining recyclability through its online tool PREP and Certified As Recyclable certification scheme. Nearly 750 businesses and charities across all parts of the packaging circular economy – designers, converters, packer/fillers, brands and retailers, waste management and reprocessing – are in membership. She helped establish the company in 2009 and led OPRL’s expansion, moving consumer recognition to 3 in 4 people and developing new ways to engage consumers and support businesses. Jane campaigns to ensure mandatory recycling labelling is clear and consistent.
Jane is also on the Remuneration Committee of St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Previously Jane held senior roles at the British Retail Consortium and the Association of British Insurers, where she founded sector climate change initiatives. She started her career as an agricultural scientist and later policy and finance lead at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and HM Treasury.
Jane has an MA in Agricultural and Forest Sciences from Oxford University. She is a Chartered Resource and Waste Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist.