Jane Hickie

Chief Operating Officer

Jane Hickie joined AELP in November 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. Jane is responsible for the provision of a coordinated support service for AELP, ensuring the organisation operates effectively and efficiently as an SME, and to manage the effective use and allocation of resources, with a focus on supporting AELP’s membership body.

Jane has enjoyed a long career centred around key areas of employment, work based learning and social mobility. For nine years she was Operations & Corporate Partnerships Director for Groundwork, the national environmental charity. From this background, she now offers members extensive experience in directing operations, developing strategy and building relationships with government stakeholders and major employers.

At Groundwork she led the on major corporate partnerships for the South of England. She also ran all operations in the West of England, including the management of contracts in Employment, Land Regeneration and Corporate sponsorship.

Earlier, Jane was Group Head of Regeneration for Genesis Housing Group where she pioneered large scale collaborations to win major projects in London and the South East. She spent 7 years at West London Leadership, recruiting major corporates into a network which provided pro-bono support to the most hard-pressed communities.

Jane graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, with a BAHons in Psychology and moved to London where she began her career setting up and running the innovative ‘Jobs in the City’ project championed by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Bank of England. The project set out to conned unemployed young people in areas of deprivation with global businesses in the City of London.

Jane Hickie