Group Director of People and Culture
Head of Staff Training and Development
Chief People Officer,
The Ivy Collection
Janene was born and raised in South Africa where an interest in the hospitality industry was piqued very early on. In 2001, Janene arrived in the UK and started initially in operational roles. In 2003 she joined Gaucho and eventually took the role of Head of Staff Training and Development where she implemented The Gaucho Academy. In April 2013, Janene joined Prezzo as Training and HR Director, before moving to The Ivy Collection as Director of People in February 2017. In 2020, Janene became Chief People Officer, encompassing Caprice Holdings and Bill’s Restaurants as well as The Ivy Collection brasseries across the UK and internationally. Janene joined The Wolseley Hospitality Group in November 2022.