Jane Plumb MBE FRSA, Chief Executive and Founder
Jane Plumb co-founded Group B Strep Support with her husband Robert in 1996 after their middle child died from group B Strep infection, and is its Chief Executive.
Jane is also Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ Women’s Network. 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. She is the Chair of the Council for the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations and its Europe Africa Regional Leader. Jane is on the International Symposium on Streptococcus Agalactiae Disease 2021 Conference Local and Scientific Organising Committees, leading the Patient Voice Stream. Jane was a member of the Department of Health’s priority setting workshops for group B Strep research in 2015/6. She has sat on several National Institute of Health & Care Excellence guideline development committees. Jane has been and is a coapplicant on many group b Strep research projects, including the GBS3 trial, where she co-leads the Patient & Public Involvement work. Jane was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to child health and a Fellow of the RSA.
Jane says: “Group B Strep Support works to prevent as many of group B Strep infections in babies as possible by improving knowledge and awareness among health professionals and families; supporting families affected by group B Strep; campaigning to improve national policies and practices aimed at preventing and treating group B Strep infection in babies; and supporting 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 updates for our supporters. 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.”
Hiddy Denizer, Trusts and Philanthropy Manager
“I joined the team in August 2020 after four years of working as a Trust Fundraiser for another organisation, having previously volunteered for GBSS in the summer of 2016.
I am looking forward to working with the team again to develop projects in order to secure funding from trusts, corporates and individual donors.
Outside the office, I’m a long suffering Arsenal supporter and keen tennis player.”
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.”
Marta Crabbia, Supporter Care Administrator
“I joined the GBSS Team in the Spring of 2021 after following the charity for many years. Originally from northern Italy, my background is in international higher education and leadership.
Working for the charity is inspiring and highly motivating as no two days are ever the same! I truly enjoy interacting with our supporters and assisting them in their incredible and vital work.
Outside of work I love reading and travelling to new places with my husband and daughter.”