Jane has qualifications in science, with post graduate diplomas in librarianship and information systems. Jane has also been the Chief Executive for the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the BOP Branch Committee of the Institute of Directors. Jane is also a Regional Councillor and represents the Western Bay constituency. Jane has been an elected councillor for the Western Bay of Plenty on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council since 2007. Jane was appointed a Director of the Quayside Group companies in November 2008 and is a council representative on the board.