Jane Furniss was appointed to the JAC as a lay member on 1 September 2017.

Jane is a non-executive director on the Board of the National Crime Agency, and Senior Independent Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. She is a Trustee of the leadership college, Cumberland Lodge, and provides mentoring support and advice to chairs and senior executives through Critical Eye.

Until 2013 Jane was Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. She was Deputy Chair of the homelessness charity Crisis from 2005 to 2016.  Earlier in her career she held senior roles in HM Inspectorate of Probation and the probation service and as a Director-General at the Home Office she led a strategic change programme to reform the way the criminal justice system works.