Jayne has spent almost 18 years masquerading as a PR and communications professional in the charity sector, putting good causes in the papers and writing features on subjects as diverse as dementia and mental health, pedestrian safety and suffragettes, universities and urban planning. She currently works for the independent education charity the Edge Foundation leading the charge for an equitable education system which offers all children and young people the opportunity to learn, find their passion and shine. Out of office hours Jayne can be found pushing paint around a canvas in the name of art.
Ann’s career has mostly been dedicated to the exploration and conservation of our heritage. In between times she has done spells (at more family friendly times) of academic editing. She has an interest in policy and politics and sometimes attends The All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group. In recent years she has worked for Natural England which has whetted her appetite for a much broader view of the environment leading her to create a native wildflower garden full of insects and may be seen bringing flowers, grasses and lichen into the house for identification. She tries to maintain fitness from time to time by running sometimes with a local group.
Allison is a business psychologist working in change management for a major communications agency. After several years working in the events industry she decided it was time for a radical career change and retrained, completing her Masters in Occupational Psychology in 2010. She has a deep interest in work-life balance and well being and enjoys coaching others. A keen traveller, Allison has visited 75 countries to date. Her spirit of adventure has seen her cycling in Mongolia and crossing Africa on an overland truck.