Jane’s experience spans more than 25 years in the retail industry working for House of Fraser and the Arcadia Group brands. Her roles have included buying, merchandising, distribution, retail planning, training, research, corporate communication and strategic management. Experience has been gained from working with a variety of brands across men’s and womenswear and at different levels of the business including board level.
Jane set up Insight Strategy in 2002 as a retail management consultancy which concentrates on understanding the retail market structure and operation, identifying appropriate strategies to drive performance and implementing them in line with business needs.
The core disciplines of the business are training and research and Jane works with a wide variety of retail clients across the market in the UK and internationally.
Global assignments have included consultancy work in the Middle East, Korea and USA. Jane has expertise in many areas of retailing including fashion, hard goods, homewares and outdoor products.
In addition, Jane is the Commercial Course Leader at the University of Westminster and develops and manages all the short courses for business. Jane has been a visiting lecturer at Brunel University.