Jane Bevan

Founder, Firebird Public Relations and Communications

Jane's communications career spans more than 25 years. As an Account Director with international PR agency Burson-Marsteller, she represented high profile brands in the consumer sector, including Unilever, Cadbury-Schweppes, and Nabisco, as well as being part of the UK crisis management team. Jane has also worked for two environmental charities, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and WWF-UK, the latter as Head of Press Office. Through these positions, she gained wide experience of working alongside commercial sponsors, including major oil companies, the banking and financial sectors, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior to launching Isis PR in 1999, Jane was Head of Public Relations at The Natural History Museum for over seven years, where she was responsible for media relations, internal communications, science communication and promoting the world-class exhibitions, events and education programmes. She has won several industry awards including the PR Week Gold Award for In-house Department of the Year in 1998. In 2007, Jane launched her latest business venture: Firebird Public Relations.

Melanie and Jane worked together at the Natural History Museum and subsequently with the South Georgia Heritage Trust.