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Jane Ward

Director

Jane is the Vice-President of Collaboration and Partnerships at Swinburne, leading a team which fosters and manages key external relationships on behalf of the university. This includes multi-facted relationships with large corporations, SMEs, community organisations, industry bodies and other education providers.

Jane joined Swinburne in 2011, initially in the role of Government Relations Manger. Prior to this, she was a Director in Deloitte’s Government Liaison practice, providing advice to organisations to assist them to interact more strategically and effectively with government.

Jane also has several years’ experience working in economic development and investment attraction roles with the Victorian Government, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Having begun her professional career as a management trainee with Japanese multinational, Mitsui & Co, Jane has a strong background in international business and trade. Over the past decade, she has gained valuable experience in industry policy, industry-informed research, and the opportunities that can be unlocked by improved collaboration between universities, government and industry.

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