Ms Jane O’Dwyer

Vice-President (Engagement & Corporate Affairs)

The Vice-President (Engagement & Corporate Affairs) works with colleagues across the University to lead innovative, strategic engagement activity that enhances the unique position and nature of ANU. As acting Head of the Global Engagement portfolio, the Vice President directly oversees the Strategic Communications & Public Affairs (SCAPA) division, International Strategy & Partnerships (ISP), and the ANU liaison offices in China and North America, as well as ANU Marketing & Recruitment.

Jane has 25 years of Australian and international experience stretching across politics, media, peak bodies and corporate affairs. She was the foundation Director of ANU Strategic Communications and Public Affairs. Her team was recognised with a Golden Target award in 2014 as the Australian In-House Public Relations Team of the Year. Jane was also foundation Director of the ANU North America Liaison Office in Washington DC from 2010 - 2012, where she oversaw the implementation of the ANU North America Strategy, introduced programs to foster access to US funding, worked on building the US alumni community and helped establish the ANU (US) Foundation.

Prior to joining ANU 2004, she spent four years in Tokyo working in journalism and public diplomacy. She has previously worked in corporate affairs at the Australian Local Government Association and Sports Medicine Australia, as well as a political advisor. Jane holds a Master of Management (ANU), a Master of Journalism (Wollongong) a Bachelor of Arts (Curtin), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She has been actively involved in the establishment of the Canberra Writers Festival, and is a foundation board member of the Festival.

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