Jane studied Hospitality Management in Wales and soon after college went to work in Zambia as an international volunteer for 4 years. Back in UK, she was keen to travel again and came to Japan in 1984. With her husband, Jane ran a restaurant in Japan for 12 years while continuing to be involved in several NGOs. Jane joined REI in 2000 as Project Coordinator and became Executive Director in 2006. She has visited refugee projects in over 20 countries.