Jane Townson is CEO of the Homecare Association. She has extensive experience in the social care, health, housing, and technology sectors. Chair of the Board of Kraydel; formerly CEO Somerset Care Group; Chairman YourLife (JV with McCarthy & Stone); and Vice Chair UKHCA. Jane’s first career was in international leadership roles in research and development in ICI, AstraZeneca, and Syngenta, where she was Global Head of Bioscience Research. She then established her own business providing consultancy and training on the link between lifestyle factors and public health, working with private individuals and public sector organisations.