Over the past 15 years Janet has worked at a board level within the public sector. In addition to working in a variety of voluntary organisations, Janet has gained experience in the field of corporate governance in Health, Policing, Probation and Education.
Janet has led a successful professional career as a solicitor practising in Northumberland and North Tyneside, initially in family and criminal law but has more recently engaged in probate, wills and trusts.
At present, Janet sits as an independent member on the Northumbria Police and Crime Panel, and scrutinises work carried out by the Police and Crime Commissioner of Northumbria. In addition to sitting as a lay member on disciplinary panels, her current position is now Lay Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group in Northumberland.
Janet is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable people and particularly those who become victims of crime.