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Jane Ellison

Jane is a creative leader and independent consultant, advising on public engagement, editorial strategies, collaboration and communication. As Head of Creative Partnerships at the BBC,  she led the broadcaster’s work to deliver ambitious creative  projects with a wide range of arts organisations, such as the First World War Centenary Programme.

Jane’s past roles include programme maker, business journalist, editor, senior manager and commissioner for factual programmes at Radio 4, where she launched Book of the Week. She led A History of the World in 100 Objects, a landmark radio series made in partnership with the British Museum. She has written about partnerships in the cultural sector.

Jane is a Trustee of Libraries Connected, the sector support organisation for public libraries, and of Riverside Trust, the West London arts venue. She served on the government taskforce for public libraries in England, and on the Learning and Participation Committee of the Royal Opera House. She holds advisory roles at the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Imperial War Museum Associates  and Transparency International UK. She is a Board member of International Budget Partnership in Washington DC.