Jane Spring AM FAICD

Chair, Disability Council NSW

Jane is a chair and non-executive director with leadership and governance experience across government, education, health, and sport sectors. She has over 30 years lived experience of paraplegia following a car accident in 1990. Extensive civic and community contribution - passionate about sport, opportunities for women and people with disability and delivering an environment where people thrive.

Jane is Chair of Australia’s Disability Strategy Advisory Council; Chair of Disability Council NSW; Chair of Sydney University Sport & Fitness; and a board member of Venues NSW and of Royal Rehab. 

Jane is a Vice President of the NSW Institute of Public Administration and a member of Chief Executive Women. Jane is also Co-Chapter Lead NSW of Minerva Network; responsible for the Maybanke Fund which is a charity within the Sydney Community Foundation; and a member of the NSW Office of Sport Audit & Risk Committee. 

Previous non-executive roles include University of Sydney Senate, Western Sydney Local Health District, Paraplegic Benefit Fund, Combat Sports Authority and Wheelchair Sports Australia. 

Recent executive roles include Assistant Commissioner NSW Public Service Commission, Deputy CEO of Jobs for NSW and Acting CEO, NSW Institute of Sport. 

Jane has degrees in Economics (Honours), Law and a Masters in Public Administration; is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow of the Governance Institute; an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration; and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney.

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