CEO, Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Inc.
Jann has 15 years’ experience in public policy research, analysis and solution development with a predominant focus on Indigenous land and sea management, regional economic development, and conservation across Northern Australia.
With a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science from JCU Townsville, Jann has developed a strong multidisciplinary approach to problem solving and developing effective, lasting solutions.
Jann has strong research, analytical and communication skills, developed through a career as a conservation advocate, law reformer, policy advisor and community educator, both at a State and Federal level. She is proficient at interpreting, critiquing and developing reform options for law, policy and programs across a range of policy areas and is committed to collaborating with communities and stakeholders at the ‘grass roots’.
Her experience and knowledge has been built through diverse roles with regional and national conservation organisations, including Northern Australia Program Manager for the ACF, the Indigenous Land Corporation, consultancy work with NAILSMA, a multicultural advocacy role.
Jann started with Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Inc. in 2012 as the Policy and Projects Officer, and in 2015 was appointed to the role of the CEO.