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Lady Jane Edwards AM

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed August 2010

Experience and Expertise

One of Australia’s leading business women with a distinguished professional career, Jane has given 25 years’ service on numerous boards and committees. A former journalist, Jane is recognised as a specialist in issues management and strategic communication planning. Her company, BBS Communications Group, was founded in 1989, focusing on government liaison and corporate strategies. Since 2001 Jane has been the Honorary Consul for France in Queensland and has served as Patron of the French Foreign Legion and the Troupes de Marine. Last year she was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit). Jane is the founding Chairman of the annual Premier’s Literary Awards and was the first woman in 103 years to Chair the Board of Trustees of the Queensland Art Gallery. She has served as a director of the Queensland Museum, is Deputy Chairman of Opera Queensland and is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland.

Special Responsibilities

  • Member, Marketing Committee
  • Member, People and Culture Committee