The Executive Team is responsible for leading the RCN
Jane is responsible for ensuring the organisations that make up the RCN Group work within the law and have the policies, processes and controls in place to achieve this. She is also responsible for providing corporate governance advice to the Group and secretariat support to the Council and the Committees.
Jane has worked for membership organisations all her career. She joined the RCN in 2006. Before that she was Secretary of the National Trust, the largest single membership organisation in the UK, joining from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Susan has been in her current role since December 2019. She has been a registered nurse for 29 years. Susan trained as a Registered General Nurse at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, qualifying in 1991, staying there post-graduation to work on acute wards and the coronary care unit.
Susan later moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital to become dual trained as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse. Returning to the South West region, Susan studied health visiting at the University of the West of England and, after qualifying, worked as a health visitor for many years in Somerset.
She had many years' experience in senior leadership roles, including regional roles and as an associate director of nursing and quality in a South West clinical commissioning group before joining the RCN in February 2018 taking up the role of regional director for the South West region. She is a graduate of the NHS Leadership Academy, gaining an MSc in Senior Leadership.