Janet has over 30 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer. Her roles have ranged from Chief Counsel of a NASDAQ Software company to Global Operations Legal Director at the online fashion giant, ASOS. During her career, she has learnt what legal teams need to operate efficiently, whether through changes in process or clever use of legal tech. She has put those learnings into practice at various companies from Techdata to HSBC, and now as Head of Legal Operations at Diageo.

She specialises in tech-related contracts and recently undertook the Oxford University Said Business School programmes in Blockchain and Fintech. She is a member of Tech London Blockchain and Regulatory Group, which worked with the Law Society to produce guidelines for legal practitioners on DLT. She is a keen innovator: developing an app to track plastic recycling, and before the first UK Lockdown, one of the first blockchain-based apps to certify an individual’s COVID health status, which has since been rolled out across several enterprises.