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Jayne Hartley
Committee Member

Jayne Hartley

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” Judy Garland 

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Hi, I’m Jayne, Love Tech committee member and treasurer.

Here are a few fun facts about me and also my video about why I’m passionate about inspiring and empowering people just like you to explore opportunities in STEM…

My specialism:

Being the “non techy” on the technology project. I don’t write code and I’ve never built a server, but my career in Tech has been about people, problem solving, organisation and communication. I’ve dissected business problems, translated user needs into system requirements and worked with hugely talented teams to deliver IT solutions that solve real business problems and make users happy.

My current role:

Chief Executive Officer, Elite Group IT

Fun facts about me!

  1. I wanted to be a professional dancer.
  2. I make a great Yorkshire Pudding (it’s Science)!
  3. I am normally the first and last person on the dance floor at a party.

When not STEM-ing you can find me…

Walking the dog, going to the theatre, cooking a roast dinner.

My career path…

I began my tech career in 1999 as a Data Analyst in the NHS querying databases and reporting on health care data. Following completion of a Masters in Business Systems Analysis and Design I got my first Business Analyst role in a software house building solutions for the NHS. For the next few years I worked for software companies honing my BA skills working across multiple industries.

In 2012 I joined PDMS software house as a Business Analyst and progressed to Team Leader, Department Head and then Director, becoming their Chief Operating Officer in 2018.

After 5 incredible years on the PDMS Board I branched out to take on the Chief Executive Officer role at Elite Group IT.

Throughout my career I’ve always lived by this maxim: When faced with a challenging problem ask “What is the happy path?” Start there. Find the one route through the problem where everything goes right, then start thinking about your alternatives, where things don’t go down the Happy Path. Don’t think about all the options at the start – it can be too overwhelming. Break it down. Find the Happy Path and build on it!

Find out more – check out my video below!