Glasgow Talks ... with Jane Wood
Wednesday 6 November 2019
8.30am for breakfast and networking. Talk will start around 9.00am with a 10.30am finish
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN
This November we welcome Jane Wood, the UK Nations and Regions Director of BT Group as our speaker for Glasgow Talks. Jane will speak on issues surrounding connectivity and skills for the future workforce.
Jane Wood joined BT Group as UK Nations and Regions Director in December 2018. Before joining BT Jane was Executive Director of Membership, Nations and the Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group at HRH’s responsible business organisation, Business in the Community (BITC).
Jane was also Chief Executive of Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) for six years up until she led its merger with BITC. During which time she secured millions of pounds of public and private sector funding for the charity and worked in identifying cross-border multi-charity funding to benefit vulnerable groups in ethnicity, poverty, education and health. Jane worked closely with multi-industry sector leaders in the UK identifying best practise in organisational structures to deliver sustainable business behaviours. She also led on government relationships and public affairs strategy for the organisation. Her promotion to UK Executive Director within BITC reflects a period of successful leadership, change management and organisational growth.
Jane was previously Head of Corporate Affairs for Scotland and Northern Ireland for Walmart Boots and 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. She led on regulatory and stakeholder relationships.
Jane holds various government advisory positions and is also a board member of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and is an advisor for the John Bryne Award.
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.
Further information - Lindsay.Mccready@glasgow.ac.uk
Glasgow Talks - sponsored by the Adam Smith Business School and the Clydesdale Bank - is the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce's monthly series of business seminars featuring influential guest speakers drawn from the business and political elite.
As part of our sponsorship with the Glasgow Talks series, a limited number of free places are available for students, staff and alumni of the Adam Smith Business School. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
First published: 10 October 2019