Jane FinnisChief Executive
Jane is an entrepreneurial, collaborative and persuasive digital expert with over 30 years’ experience at a senior level leading new thinking and practice in the convergence of arts, culture and technology. She is a strategic thinker, creative producer and team leader who is opinionated about digital, passionate about visual culture and a champion of an audience driven approach to cultural programming.
Jane is the CEO of Culture24, an internationally recognised independent charity that has become an important force in cultural publishing and building digital capacity in the arts and heritage sector. She works regularly with a broad range of government, public sector, commercial, educational, charitable and voluntary organisations across the UK and internationally. She leads a team producing award-winning websites, the successful Museums at Night festival of after-hours openings and Let’s Get Real, a collaborative action research project involving 100's of cultural organisations.
Between Feb and Oct 2017 she was on secondment part time to the UK Department of Culture Media & Sport, working on the #Cultureisdigital project which is considering how culture and technology can work together to drive audience engagement, unleash the creative potential of technology and boost the capacity of cultural organisations.