Tagged as Tasmania’s top political lobbyist and one of the most influential people in the state, Jan is a passionate supporter of all things agricultural.
She works as a consultant specialising in government relations, policy and business development in the agribusiness sector.
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. Recently, she’s branched out and is now the Executive Officer of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce. 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.
She 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 currently a member of the boards of 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.
Jan has also served on a number of key government bodies across four states, most recently in Tasmania. Recent roles have included the Tasmanian Food Industry Advisory Council, Tasmanian Skills Institute, Planning Reform Taskforce, Energy Reform Taskforce, Bushfire Recovery Team and the Freight Logistics Co-ordination Team.