Janet is Founder Chair of the Cyber Trust, Chair of the Nelson Trust and a Board Member of Lilian Faithfull Care. She is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Great Western Railway and also Chairs the Gloucestershire Child Friendly Project which seeks to increase opportunities for all young people in the county.
Janet began her career as a teacher in Kent and was the founding Vice Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire. In 1989/1990 she chaired an Expert Group for government on Information Technology and Initial Teacher Education. She chaired the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Hospital 2002 – 2010 and was Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire 2010 – 2018.
She was awarded an OBE in 1991, a DBE in 2001 and a CVO in 2018.