Director AGS Sydney and Senior Executive Lawyer
Jane is the Team Leader of AGS’s Sydney/Brisbane Commercial team and is a trusted commercial adviser to government. Her areas of focus are major projects, procurement and outsourcing, technology, ICT, media, IP and licensing, and probity, governance and integrity.
Jane works closely with government on a wide range of complex, strategic and high-risk legal matters, including Treasury’s Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding and the Financial Claims Scheme, designed to promote financial system stability in Australia during the global financial crisis; rapid acquisition and deployment of the RAAF’s first drones into operation; CSIRO’s $120 million procurement for the design, build, certification and through-life support of the RV Investigator, and Defence’s Terrestrial Communications project JP 2047, a multi-phased project to maintain and improve the Defence networked communications infrastructure.
Jane has practised for 14 years as a commercial lawyer for the Commonwealth and been a member of the senior executive for 6 years. Jane was Head of Legal Services at Screen Australia for 4 years.
Jane's relevant work includes:
- Screen Australia’s delivery of around $1.2 billion of investment, grant, loan and tax offset for film, TV and online programs
- Defence Plaza Sydney, Defence Plaza Melbourne and Campbell Park accommodation projects
- Defence’s redevelopment of Northern NSW explosive ordnance facilities
- governance arrangements for the project delivery of Western Sydney Airport.
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University, 2006
Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, 2004
Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1995
Jane is a member of AGS’s pro bono program, Winner of the Lawyers’ Weekly Australian Law Awards ‘Pro Bono Program of the Year’, 2019
AGS Australia Day Award for legal work on Treasury’s Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding and the Financial Claims Scheme
Member of the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia, 2017–present
Member of the Producer Offset Committee, Screen Australia, 2013–18
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Screen Australia, 2013–18
Member of the Parramatta Park Trust 1996–2001