Jan has recently launched No 4, a new advisory business. Prior to this, she spent 22 years as a top headhunter for a wide variety of major organisations, acting as a key strategic adviser through many challenging transitions.
She founded the JCA Group in 2005, which became a leading Board and Executive Search firm, based in the UK and working globally. Jan and her Partners sold the business to Heidrick & Struggles in 2016. She was their UK Chairman and Co-Leader of their European CEO and Board Practice until she left in 2018.
Before this she spent 8 years a Senior Partner at Spencer Stuart and prior to that she was the European CEO of a UK based PLC and before that, the CEO of a successful private company, having started her career as a Brand Manager for a global business.
She has 35 years experience of being a Non-Executive Director for PLC and Not for Profit Boards and is also a qualified Executive Coach with both the Tavistock Institute and with Meyler Campbell.
She studied Biochemistry at Oxford University, was awarded an OBE in 1996 and has published Dementia Essentials, a guide for loved ones who find themselves to be carers.