Global Chief Information Officer, Unilever
As CIO for Unilever, Jane leads the global IT organisation, driving strategy, implementation and support, for the internal and external business technology applications, platforms, networks, and data centres.
Jane has over 25 years of IT experience, and comes to Unilever from Thomson Reuters where she most recently held the role of Group CIO. Joining Thomson Reuters in 2002, Jane served in a number of senior technology roles, including CIO of the Markets Division; CIO of Thomson Financial; and CIO of CCBN (a Thomson acquisition). Prior to Thomson Reuters, Jane consulted for a number of years on large-scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) system implementations and provided IT portfolio management expertise to financial institutions. She began her technology career as a developer, building financial portfolio management and trading software applications and platforms. Jane earned an MBA from Boston University and a BA degree from Brown University.
Outside of Unilever Jane is a very active member of the global technology community. She is an advisory board member of Brown University’s Committee for Computer Science and Information Technology; an advisory board member for the Anita Borg Institute and Women in Technology International; and sits on the CIO Council for Salesforce.com, Workday and SAP.
In December 2014 Jane was named by Computer Weekly as the most influential person in UK Information Technology. In April 2012, Jane was recognised as one of the 10 most powerful women in technology, as part of a CNN profile on leading women. In December 2011 Jane was profiled and on the cover of CIO Magazine.