Meet our team

Our team

    Pictured from left to right: Ben Ward, Fiona Campbell and Jane Manning

  • Jane Manning (Director)
    Passionate about wellbeing, diversity, dance & nutrition, Jane has over 25 years' experience of working actively within communities from inner city Bristol to rural Gloucestershire. She has managed multi agency learning and training programmes up to £1.2 million budgets, overseen the programming of large festivals such as Gloucester's World Together Festival, and chaired her local town summer festival for several years. Jane originally trained as a Secondary School Teacher in Design &Technology and has also taught English in Egypt and Ghana. She has over 25 years dance training experience, enjoying a variety of styles ranging from African and Flamenco, to Charleston and Jive. She is a qualified Fitsteps and Zumba instructor, and holds a Pilates Mat Work Diploma. She has also undertaken training around 'Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment', holds an 'Older Adults Fitness' qualification, holds a diploma in Naturopathy and Advanced Herbal Medicine and is currently undertaking an essential oils diploma and Health Coach training. Jane co-founded World Jungle in 2006 and over the last 10 years has successfully managed a range of projects working both locally, nationally and internationally. In 2015 she was a finalist in the Gloucestershire Women in Business Award recognising her 'Contribution to the Community'.

  • Ben Ward (Director)
    Growing up Ben lived in a several countries including America, Germany, France, Switzerland before settling in England. A student of social anthropology, Ben has always enjoyed studying the different ways which humans inhabit this planet. With experience as SW Regional Manager for Play England, overseeing rural development projects for the Countryside Agency and working directly with the most vulnerable young people. Ben enjoys new challenges and trying out new ideas, passionate about getting children outdoors and communities active, he also loves playing anything with a bat or ball and of course dancing. Ben is a qualified Zumba Instuctor and Yoga Instructor. He is currently undertaking his Life and Health Coaching Diploma.

  • Fiona Campbell ('Full of Life' Project Manager)
    Fiona joined World Jungle in 2014 and has managed our 'Full of Life' project of work, supporting older people in the community, encouraging people to feel more connected, confident and cared for. Her work includes running training courses, managing a team of volunteers, delivering community events and visiting/supporting regular groups in the heart of the community.