Jane Fordham

Founder, Jane Fordham Consulting
Jane started her own consultancy in April 2018 following a 15-year career at global PR communications agency Golin. After joining this trail-blazing agency back in 2003, Jane led corporate communications programmes for brands such as Orange, Tetra Pak and Oracle. She then moved into a new role in 2010 after starting her family, a leadership position heading up the agency’s talent (HR) and marketing. During that time the agency grew significantly in scale and profile, developing a reputation as a pioneer of progressive talent programmes specifically in the areas of flexible working, gender and social equality and inclusion. Jane was so motivated and inspired by the work she oversaw around gender equality in particular that having observed the wider societal activism around gender equality, she took the plunge and started up as a consultant in this space.

Jane now offers a wide gamut of consulting, training and development services across most aspects of people management including culture, talent acquisition and development, wellbeing and of course, diversity and inclusion. She has worked with brands including The PRCA, The Civil Aviation Authority, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Ipsos Mori, Centrica, Hanbury Strategy, Westminster City Council, Jack Morton (global events agency) and Arm (UK technology giant). In recent years Jane has supported a Government Equalities Office publication of guidelines for returnship programmes (getting Mums and Dads back to work after an extended break) and appeared on BBC Breakfast TV (talking about innovative workplace benefits), Five Live Radio (the same), BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme (unlimited leave) and various trade media (around the Gender Pay Gap and returnships).