Jane is Technical Director for Thomasons in Manchester UK. As a Conservation Accredited Engineer Jane particularly specialises, and enjoys, working on historic structures. She has over 30 years’ experience of working with old and existing buildings and has been convinced for many years that buildings should be repaired and reused rather than replaced. Jane has worked for SMEs for the majority of her career. With this type of work she has also become proficient with controlling a multiplicity of relatively small projects concurrently. Over the years she has become familiar with many building types and still finds the discovery of details exciting. Actively involved with the Institution since 2000, Jane has held a number of regional, national, and international positions prior to becoming President in January 2022.