Jane Portas

Co-Founder Insuring Women’s Futures, Partner PwC

Jane Portas is a Chartered Accountant and a Partner at PwC with 30 years experience of advising UK and international insurance and intermediary businesses on risk, regulation and related strategic business issues. Jane has also held various regulatory policy and supervision roles, both directly at the UK regulators, and more widely advising international supervisors. Alongside her regulatory and client relationship leadership roles, Jane leads PwC’s Brexit services for Insurance, and is the firm’s Financial Inclusion leader.

In January 2017, she was invited to provide expert evidence to the UK Treasury Select Committee on Solvency II and the options for the UK regime post Brexit. Jane has also contributed to the London Market Group Brexit Task Force. Jane is a co-founder and Committee Member of Insuring Women’s Futures, a Chartered Insurance Institute programme aimed at improving women’s financial resilience. The programme is a collaboration of leading firms and individuals across the insurance, personal finance and wider financial services profession working in parallel with expert individuals and organisations including policymakers, regulators and the third sector.

Jane is the author of three financial lives research studies considering women’s risks in life that underpin the programme: Risk, exposure and resilience to risk in Britain today published in December 2016, Securing the financial future of the next generation: The Moments that Matter in the lives of young British women, launched in January 2018, and Solving Women’s pension deficit to improve retirement outcomes for all issued November 2018 (available at insuringwomensfutures.co.uk).

Jane is also a Committee Member of The Insurance Supper Club. Jane has three children, two sons age 22 and 19, and a 17 year old daughter. Together with time spent with family and friends, in her spare time she enjoys the arts, travel and swimming.