Jane Ryall has over 20 years professional experience of working with communities in England, Wales and Africa. She now works as a freelance social enterprise consultant, based in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, operating across southern England and Wales. She is also a Director of consultancy.coop, a leading third sector consultancy based in Wales and has practical knowledge of starting and managing a social enterprise, as a founding Director of The Level Crossing Community Interest Company. Jane has a Masters in Business Administration and was awarded a distinction for her final dissertation which considered the merits of Wiltshire Maternity Services becoming a social enterprise.  Jane has previously worked in a variety of roles – social enterprise adviser in Wiltshire, grants assessor during the Foot and Mouth crisis in Cumbria, community development and planning in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and overseas development for an environmental charity in Botswana. Jane is also a School Governor and Welsh learner.