• Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary

    Jane O'Brien

As the Chief Operating Officer, Jane keeps us all in check with her strict managing of the day to day financial running of the Foundation. Jane is well-versed in the fiscal needs of research institutes having held senior finance roles at both Griffith University and the Australian National University. She has also worked as a finance consultant for Sony Business Europe, based in London.

When it comes to allocating funds, Jane is strict but fair – a trait perhaps honed through her other chief role as mother to two teenagers. (Although we have a slight suspicion they can get around her more than we can!).