Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive and Founder
Jane co-founded Group B Strep Support with her husband Robert in 1996, and is the Chief Executive. She is a member of the World Health Organization’s Extended Technical Taskforce on Defeating Meningitis By 2030 and contributed to the WHO’s Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030, as well as being Europe Africa Regional Leader for the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations. She is also co-Vice Chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ Women’s Network. From 2017-18 Jane sat on the International Symposium on Streptococcus Agalactiae Disease Conference Scientific Organising Committee, and led the Advocacy Stream. In 2012, Jane was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare.
Jane says: “After our middle child’s group B Strep infection in 1996, Robert and I found few answers to the questions we had. We were lucky enough to make contact with an expert in the field. He explained how most group B Strep infection in newborn babies could be prevented – and how few health professionals at the time were aware of good prevention measures. So we decided to set up a charity.
The aims then and now have always been to raise awareness of how to prevent as many of these infections in babies as possible, both among health professionals and families, to support families and to support research into better prevention and treatment.”
You can follow Jane on twitter at @JanePlumb
Jane Grout, Fundraising & Office Manager
“I joined the GBSS team in 2013 and now look after all the events and individual fundraising and office support activities for the charity. Before having children I worked as a Sales Support Manager for a large travel company, so joining a small team was a real change for me.
I thoroughly enjoy working for the charity and have been really inspired by the amazing passion people put into their events. Supporting them really makes my job worthwhile.
Outside of work I really enjoy my cycling classes and have two wonderful girls, both of school age, who keep me very busy.”
Oliver Plumb, Policy and Public Affairs Manager
“I joined the team in 2014, having graduated from Warwick with a degree in Philosophy and Literature.
Working with a small group of determined people is very rewarding, as is the huge variety of tasks I get involved with on a day to day basis.
Outside the office, I can usually be found with my head in a book.”
Roz Moseling, Office Administrator
“I joined the GBSS team in September 2019. I am extremely proud to help with enquiries from families and expectant mums. Our supporters are really enthusiastic and I could not find a more supportive, energising and innovative team to work with.
This year I helped to put together our printed newsletter, create some exciting video and social media content and really enjoy putting together the charity’s monthly e-newsletter. I love being able to try new things. Every day is a learning experience.
Outside the office I take on a spot of running, cycling, swimming and am an avid film enthusiast.”
Emily Robertson, Accounts Assistant
“I joined the GBSS team in February 2018 as part time Accounts Assistant after moving to the UK from Australia with my family.
I really enjoy my time in the office – the small team and amazing work they do make it a very rewarding place to work.
Outside of work I am kept busy with my 2 boys.”