Jane Spring AM FAICD

Chair, Disability Council NSW

Jane is a 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 the NSW Disability Council, Interim Chair of the Australian Disability Advisory Council, and a director of Royal Rehab. Jane is also Chair of the University of Sydney Sports Foundation, board member and Chair Elect of Sydney University Sport & Fitness and a board member of Venues NSW. Jane is a Vice President of the NSW Institute of Public Administration and a member of Chief Executive Women where she is on the Membership Committee. Jane is also Co-Convenor of Minerva Network in NSW; 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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