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
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
Before joining the company she was sales and marketing executive at the
exhibitions company CII. She began her career as a sales executive on
The WSJE has recently been redesigned and has launched an advertising
campaign promoting its more contemporary look, as well as its
Dow Jones is pumping pounds 36 million into raising the title’s profile
among readers and advertisers.