Jane Ainslie – Head of Fundraising

Jane Ainslie
Head of Fundraising

Background History

After a 15 year career in marketing with Unilever (Birds Eye Fish Fingers, Peas and Ready Meals to be precise!) I was diagnosed with cancer when my children were only 4 and 2. It led to a re evaluation of priorities and I decided I wanted to work part time in a more fulfilling role.

Why you chose the Chiltern Centre
If I’m honest I saw it as an opportunity to test the water in fundraising. I never imagined I’d stay more than about 18 months but 12 years later is testimony to the wonderful charity I work for and amazing team – care, fundraising and trustees that I work with. 

Your biggest Achievement
Working at the Chiltern Centre it would have to be securing £320,000 funding needed to build the extension in 2010.

Personally whilst a cliché but it would have to be my 2 children Katie and Ben!

Describe yourself using just 3 words
Enthusiastic, resilient, fun