Jan first worked at Mencap in 1983 as PA to one of the then Directors. She left to pursue a career in housing when in 1997 Mencap asked her to set up Golden Lane Housing, Mencap’s housing arm.
Since 1997 Jan has held various posts across Mencap; she has been the Director of Personal Support since 2002 and has grown the business from £80 million turnover to £180 million in that time.
Jan says: “Mencap has given me some incredible opportunities over the years and has encouraged me to take on increasing responsibility. My entire career has been spent working along side people with a learning disability and their families. It is a privilege to be taking on the role of CEO of Mencap at this time.
“Over the coming months I will work with my colleagues to deliver a new strategy focusing on delivering more support to families as well as continuing to provide care and support for thousands of people with a learning disability to live full lives”
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