Jane Portas

Partner, PwC
United Kingdom

Jane Portas is a Chartered Accountant and a Partner at PwC with 30 years’ experience of advising international insurance and intermediary businesses on regulation, risk management and related strategic business change. She has held various regulatory policy and supervision roles, both directly at the UK regulators, and more widely advising international regulators. Jane leads PwC’s Brexit and Customer & Conduct services for Insurance, Vulnerable Customers advice across Financial Services and more broadly advises clients on Financial Wellbeing. She is also the firm’s Financial Inclusion leader. In January2017, Jane 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 is a co-founder 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 intervention-oriented research studies into women’s financial risks in life and a female financial wellbeing guide: Risk, exposure and resilience to risk in Britain todaypublished in December 2016, Securingthe financial future of the next generation: The Moments that Matter in the lives of young British women, launched in January 2018 , Solving Women’s pension deficit to improve retirement outcomes for all published November 2018, and 6 Moments that Matter – how to secure your financial future(all available at insuringwomensfutures.co.uk). Jane is a Committee Member of Insurance Supper Club.