Jan Davis moved to Tasmania almost 10 years ago, after working in many areas across Australia. She said she’d saved the best place till last – and she settled in very quickly. Before long, she was tagged as Tasmania’s top political lobbyist and one of the most influential people in the state.
Jan also has a strong background in not-for-profit management, having held leadership roles in a number of industry groups in the agriculture sector. She is now a true Tasmanian and wears a range of hats as a consultant for hire.
After having held CEO roles with Local Government Professionals (Tasmania) and the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, she’s now taken over the reins at Protected Cropping Australia. Prior to that, she held the position of CEO of the Agribusiness Association of Australia, after having served five years as CEO of Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association.
Jan has more degrees than you can poke a stick at, including a Master of Agribusiness; a Master of Environmental Planning; a Bachelor of Economics; and Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Studies and Education. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; and a Fellow of the Australian Society of Association Executives.
Jan is also an experienced non-executive director. She is a councillor on the Northern Midlands Council, and holds a number of board roles including Australian Seafood Industries Limited, Landcare Australia Limited, Fermentation Tasmania Ltd and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Tasmania). Previous board roles have included Plant Health Australia Ltd, Horticulture Australia Ltd, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. She also served as chair of the Australian Agricultural Colleges Corporation.