Who is Jane

Jane specialises in leadership development for global teams.  She has worked globally throughout her career and spent 7 years in Japan, where she fell in love with the culture and learnt to speak Japanese. She has worked for McKinsey & Company and Accenture and held senior leadership roles at BP.   She led the Talent and Organisation Development Function for Astellas Pharma in EMEA.  In 2020 she founded Sakura Leadership, a coaching consultancy that specialises in helping leaders work effectively across East Asia, the US and Europe.  She holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, an MSc in Coaching from Ashridge, and is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in coaching and mentoring at Oxford Brookes. 


  • Astellas Pharma
  • Colt
  • B&CE
  • Cap Gemini Invent UK
  • Fidelity International
  • Korn Ferry
  • BAE Systems
  • Barclays
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Save the Children