Jane Welbourn has over 15 years’ experience as an academic and leadership and development consultant working at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University. She is currently the Course Director for In-Company degrees, Degree Apprenticeships and the BSc Business Management Practice, working with industry practitioners in the Events, Hospitality and Tourism industry. These degree programme enable students to develop into confident and capable leadership and management professionals.

Jane is published in the field of workforce development and employability with research interests in international human resource management, specifically, recruitment, selection, and employability of the events, tourism and hospitality workforce.

Jane has a wide range of teaching experiences in multi-cultural contexts. Her expertise includes topics such as International Strategic Human Resource Management, Talent Management, and Event Workforce Planning, Global Business Perspectives, Continual Professional Development and the Global Hospitality Industry. She has taught students in China, India, and Qatar. Jane has worked closely over the past 4 years with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of the Qatar World Cup 2022 delivering hospitality and event management programmes, specifically the feminisation of the workforce. Jane has also worked closely, since 1997, with the Senior Management team of Emirates Flight Catering Company (EKFC) based in Dubai, managing a temporary, multicultural workforce, during the international air show – 1997 -2009. She has a proven track record for designing and delivering interactive and flexible material aimed at diverse multicultural, international audiences.

As part of the consultancy work undertaken she has developed and delivered a diverse range of leadership and development programmes for companies such as Hilton, Ramada, Malmaison, Intercontinental Hotel Group.