Jane has experience across government, retail and marketing. She’s previously served as a councillor and mayor of Hawthorn, a commissioner and administrator at Brimbank, director of local government liaison at a large city law firm, a mediator with the small business commission, a facilitator with Government's Business Marketing Program and was a member of MAV councillor conduct panel. She was also awarded a Centenary Medal and appointed as one of Boroondara’s 150 significant people.
Jane is a Cricket Victoria board member, life fellow of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association and was awarded the prestigious Richard J Evan’s Award for Excellence in Planning. Jane was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and a former governor with St Vincent’s Hospital Foundation and the Victorian Relief Committee. She was the first woman committee member of the Melbourne Cricket Club and is a patron of the Women of the MCC, the first female treasurer of the Municipal Association of Victoria and the inaugural ambassador for the Victorian CEO Sleepout 2010.
From purchasing soup vans to building accommodation for vulnerable people, Jane is passionate about how the Woodards Foundation tangibly supports and changes people’s lives.