Assistant Chief Officer
More about Jane Harwood Close
Jane's responsibilities include HR, ICT and Finance, as well as involvement in much of the Force's change activity.
She was previously at Surrey Police from 1996 to 2004 as Director of Corporate Development, responsible for corporate planning, performance management, corporate communications, strategic change, HMIC liaison and relationship management with Surrey Police Authority.
Jane started her career as an internal consultant at the Met, leading the National Management Information System project from inception to tender. Following her time at Surrey, she became Director of Corporate Development at Centrex, where her responsibilities included finance, HR and ICT. She then moved to the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council as Deputy Chief Executive, leading the development and delivery of all national policy and programmes.
Two years later she became Deputy Chief Executive for the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), leading the change programme from the MPA to the establishment of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Later the same year she set up her own independent consultancy, providing executive support for chief officer teams and consultancy on support service management.
Jane is married with children and a dog. She enjoys skiing and trying to keep fit and has completed three London marathons, as well as two triathlons. She’s also a fundraiser for COSMIC which raises funds for children in intensive care.