2021 Jane de Silva

March 8, 2021 4:41 PM

Jane de Silva - Surrey County Council Candidate Jane 2021

Jane moved to Mole Valley in mid 2019, and having grown up in the Sussex South Downs, immediately felt at home and welcomed in this beautiful, green, community-minded area. Prior to moving to the area, Jane lived with her family in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for a number of years, where she worked in a favela (slum) community, and founded Project Hub, a Brazilian NGO that supports disadvantaged youth with mentoring and training in entrepreneurship. The overarching goal is to build aspiration.

Jane has a Masters degree in Environment & Development from Cambridge. She is self-employed, and works as an independent consultant for international development and aid agencies. Through her work in the past she has campaigned at a global level on climate change issues, including at the UN Global Climate Change negotiations, and has a strong interest in environmental issues.

Having spent the past seventeen years working in international development, with a fair amount of overseas travel, Jane would now like to use her skills to support her own community at home. She has three children in primary and secondary schools in the area, and is an active member of a local church. With a long term interest in the political landscape at an international, national and local level, Jane joined the local Liberal Democrat party in 2019.