About Us

Experienced independent, non-executive director
Passionate advocate of sustainable finance and sustainability

Extensive Expertise in Corporate Governance

and Sustainability

In today’s business world punctuated by investor pressure for better financial as well as non-financial results, public scrutiny, increasing regulation, great opportunities but complex risks, the need for enhanced governance and focus on non-financial, sustainability considerations is critical to every company’s success.

Jane Wilkinson, the founder of Ripple Effect, offers you expertise in both corporate governance as well as in depth knowledge of sustainability opportunities and challenges facing companies, in particular in the financial sector.

Years in the financial sector

Speeches and panels

Board meetings attended

Cups of Coffee


Ripple Effect is a small, independent advisory firm based in Luxembourg providing non-executive directors, corporate governance and sustainability advisory services to clients throughout Europe and further afield.

At Ripple Effect, our mission is to help companies harness the positive value that can be created by small and large actions focused on effective governance and sustainability (ie harness those ripples or sometimes even tidal waves!) 

“Sustainability and sound corporate governance are in my DNA!”
Jane Wilkinson, Founding Partner

What makes Jane different?

The combination of Jane’s financial background as a former KPMG audit partner and her expertise in sustainability have given her in-depth experience in looking at the big picture.  When you put that together with her objectivity, diplomacy and pragmatism, Jane brings something new and unique to the table.

Investment Management Regulation
Accounting, Financial Reporting, Sustainability Reporting
Supervision, Audit & Control
Sustainability & ESG Expertise
International Professional Qualifications & Registered with CSSF
International and Local Network
Big Picture Thinking
High Emotional Intelligence

Professional Experience

Jane currently holds a number of independent directorships and committee mandates across a selection of Luxembourg based entities, as well as running the sustainability advisory activities of Ripple Effect. Prior to setting up Ripple Effect, Jane has held top management positions as follows:

Partner & Head of Alternative Investments

Jane has worked for 22+ years at KPMG, the last 10 of which she has been partner based in Luxembourg (until 2017 when she moved to LuxSE). She was Head of the Alternative Investments audit practice as well as Head of Sustainability Services. Jane was the “face of private equity” for KPMG for many years and has worked extensively in promotional and technical committees at various industry associations including ALFI, LPEA, IRE, ABBL.

Specialised in the investment management sector, Jane’s clients have included Ashmore Group, Apax, EQT, Insight Investment, InvestIndustrial, Pantheon, Park Square, Terra Firma, Triodos, European Investment Bank, European Investment Fund.

Appointed member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

In June 2018, Jane was selected as one of only 35 professional experts across Europe to be an official member of the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG). The TEG is responsible for advising the Commission on technical and market oriented practical implementation measures for the EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan.

Head of Sustainable Finance

Appointed in early 2017 as Head of Sustainable Finance at Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Jane has led the definition and implementation of LuxSE’s sustainable finance strategy, including being responsible for the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), the world’s first and leading exchange dedicated to the listing of sustainable securities.

Under Jane’s leadership, LGX received several international awards in 2018 and 2019, including being shortlisted for the FT/IFC Innovation in Finance award and receiving best stock exchange from Environmental Finance.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

Contact Us

If you are looking for a forward looking independent director, a sustainability expert, an experienced executive or professional speaker, we'd be happy to have a chat, so please do get in touch with Jane.


+352 621 263 410