Jane Gaston joined Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P, in 2012 having spent 10 years working in business development roles to deliver large scale infrastructure and PFI projects across the utilities, environment, infrastructure delivery and services management sectors.
As Development Director for Protos, Jane has shaped the vision for Protos as a strategic cluster of innovative technologies in energy generation and resource management which promotes the decarbonisation of industry to support the economy, safeguard jobs and help the UK meet its zero carbon goals. Since 2015 she has overseen the delivery of a number of property transactions on site including a biomass gasification facility and an energy from waste facility as well as the implementation of 2 phases of supporting infrastructure including a major grid reinforcement project. More recently she has been developing the concept of a plastic park at Protos; a UK first which would recycle and reprocess up to 367,500 tonnes of mixed recyclables every year, saving over 190,000 tonnes of CO2.
In addition, Jane works closely with several regional bodies to steer the North West pathway towards industrial decarbonisation and net zero including the Cheshire West and Chester Climate Emergency Taskforce, Cheshire Energy Hub, and Net Zero North West; project managing the Net Zero North West Cluster Plan initiative.
Jane sits on the Cheshire and Warrington LEP Business Growth Committee, and the British Property Federation Industrial Committee. Jane has an honours degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Liverpool, and a postgraduate Certificate in Management from Lancaster Business School.