Jane Stephens

A highly motivated strategic and systems thinker able to quickly assess situations, diagnose problems & identify solutions. Recognised for seeing the big picture and providing independent judgement. A Chartered Engineer who has built on this solid foundation to work in a variety of technical, management and board roles. Delivers to customer expectations with a structured and collaborative approach to assignments, being a good team facilitator. Wide ranging experience from capital design & build to culture change and business system & process improvement projects which have also drawn on good training and coaching skills.  A proactive, energetic person who is also pragmatic and adaptable.

Key skills & experience

  • Governance – an independent thinker driven by strong values, experienced in developing and chairing boards
  • Consultancy – good diagnostic and problem- solving skills
  • Programme, Project and Change Management – scoping work based on benefits delivery, setting up projects taking account of both change understanding (people elements) and the risk picture to ensure success
  • Communication – well developed listening and questioning skills
  • Collaborative Working – a track record of working constructively with people at all levels in complex national organisations
  • Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement – a Black Belt – projects as diverse as optimising equipment re-deployment systems and student enrolment approach


Recent projects

  • Board Development – Supporting a board to improve their processes and ways of working.  Working with them to develop a 3-5 year strategy as well as helping put in place a new annual plan
  • Lab Equipment Demand & Acquisition Programme – Stakeholder management & influencing of senior stakeholders to get business buy-in to develop this new cross-functional process. Lean approach to developing the Demand process.

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