Jane Franses

Jane Franses

Jane Franses

Jane attended EAS and Culford as a boarder in the 1970s, and then went on to spend a year in the US as an English Speaking Union scholar. She then gained a BA and MPhil.  English from Loughborough University.

Her initial career was spent in the Middle East, teaching English at a school set up by the Maktoum family in Dubai. This followed a return to the UK and a move into financial services, which given her maths record at Culford never fails to surprise old school colleagues! Jane has spent the last 30 years in sales, marketing and communications; working for Salomon Inc. and then American Express.  For much of her career Jane has worked in a number of roles for Visa Inc.  – the global payments company -  where she currently leads client communications and thought leadership for Visa in Europe. Jane develops TED style flagship events for Visa, ensuring stories are told, rather than a corporate agenda.

Jane is widowed and lives in London. When not working, Jane enjoys galleries and exhibitions, as well music concerts: classical, jazz and opera. She’s also active in the London community and is a Director of Eaton Square concerts and is involved as a member of the PCC at her local church. She loves travelling – and is looking forward to regular visits to Suffolk!