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Business in the Community appoints Scottish lead for work across the nations

Business in the Community appoints Scottish lead for work across the nations

The former Chief Executive of Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) has been promoted into the role of Executive Director of Membership and the Nations, for the UK organisation Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. The newly created role will be filled by Jane Wood who has held a number of senior positions within the charity, and was most recently its Managing Director for Scotland.

Jane was previously on the board of Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) before becoming its Chief Executive in 2010.  She held this position for six years. When SBC merged with BITC in January 2016, she then became Managing Director for Scotland and Director of External Affairs for BITC across the UK.

In her leadership roles with the charity Jane has identified cross-border multi-charity funding to benefit vulnerable groups in ethnicity, poverty, education and health. She has also worked closely with national and local government and led on key public and private sector partnerships. Her current executive role within BITC reflects this period of successful leadership and organisational growth.

In her new role, Jane is responsible for guaranteeing that BITC’s membership proposition ensures that every business delivers for the nation by being a force for good locally, and is a beacon for the responsible business movement. By creating a high quality membership offer, she will ensure it is relevant across industry sectors and delivers wide ranging social benefit meeting government and market priorities.

Commenting on the appointment, Jane Wood said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Executive Director of Membership and the Nations and look forward to the challenges this will bring. The role will allow me to maintain close links with the team in Scotland, as well as extended responsibility for Business in the Community in Wales and Northern Ireland.

“Bringing responsibility for the nations together into one role is an important and progressive step for the charity allowing us to recognise the individual cultural, political, social and economic needs of each territory while cultivating a mutual interest in growing the responsible business movement, and ultimately building more sustainable communities”

In addition to growing membership income, Jane also directs BITC’s overarching income generation strategy and activity.