Jane Claxton

Chair of the Board

Jane has over 14 years’ experience chairing organisations from small scale charities such as the Worthing Community Partnership to large diverse ones such as Northbrook College and the West Sussex Coastal Partnership. She also has 20 years’ experience working at board and strategic management levels in the social housing, care and community engagement sectors, with a detailed understanding of the regulatory framework in which they operate.

Her wider experience includes Chair and Board appointments within charities and voluntary organisations and in the higher and further education and Local Authority sectors, which she has combined with a thriving consultancy and project management business.

Jane says, “I believe passionately in the values of Southdown and its aims and objectives in assisting the most vulnerable members of our society to lead full and active lives. I have spent the greater part of my working life enabling this client group to achieve this.”