Jane Tewson CBE has created a number of innovative charitable (non-profit) organisations and initiatives for community strengthening, notably in the UK and Australia. These include Charity Projects, which gave birth to Comic Relief,, Pilotlight UK, Pilotlight Australia (now known as Igniting Change, and Timebank. Igniting Change proudly returns 15 times the investment in it to support courageous community projects; has produced three best selling books for social change, “Change the World for Ten Bucks” and “Dying to Know – bringing death to life”; and “Our World Inside Out – a notebook for the heart as well as the mind.” Jane believes charity can be “active, emotional, involving and fun”, by building connections between people of different backgrounds, cultures, wealth, and social positions. Her approach argues for “people getting directly involved and giving themselves…..”. This “embraces human connection as a vital part of social change”. Jane has been a trustee of several charities, and currently serves on the boards of Virgin Unite in the UK and Australia; and on the board of the Reichstein Foundation. Jane lives in Melbourne Australia with her husband and two sons.