Jane Furby quits as Wall Street Journal Europe sales head

Jane Furby, the London-based sales director of The Wall Street Journal Europe, is leaving the company to be a full-time mother.

Jane Furby, the London-based sales director of The Wall Street

Journal Europe, is leaving the company to be a full-time mother.



A spokeswoman said Furby’s replacement would be announced shortly, along

with a number of other promotions and appointments within the sales

team.



A team of five reports to Furby, although two more executives are being

sought as part of an expansion.



Furby has worked at WSJE parent Dow Jones for six years. She started as

a sales executive, rising to sales manager in 1997 and sales director in

1998.



Before joining the company she was sales and marketing executive at the

exhibitions company CII. She began her career as a sales executive on

Campaign.



The WSJE has recently been redesigned and has launched an advertising

campaign promoting its more contemporary look, as well as its

website.



Dow Jones is pumping pounds 36 million into raising the title’s profile

among readers and advertisers.



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