Meet the speakers

As Director of Children and Young People, Jayne has a wide remit of work which includes responsibly for leading Sport England’s work on safeguarding and welfare. Working with organisations such as Sport Resolutions UK and LimeCulture CiC, Jayne played a key role in the development of the Case Management Programme which supports 41 NGBs to access independent advice and guidance regarding safeguarding matters. Jayne also works with partners to support NGBs to improve their safeguarding provision and is working with British Gymnastics on their Reform 25 Action Plan.

Prior to working for Sport England, Jayne worked for the Youth Sport Trust as National Development Manager as well as several local authorities in the Northwest of England. Until recently she was Chair of Governors at a local secondary school also having responsibility for safeguarding.

In a former life, Jayne played rugby union for England and was capped 28 times; she was part of the squad who won the World Cup in 1994 and finished 3rd in 1998. Following retirement from playing she went on to coach England Students for a couple of seasons. Jayne now enjoys the far more gentler pursuits of walking and cycling (when the sun is shining!)