Ms Jane O’Dwyer

Vice-President (Engagement and Global Relations)

Jane is charged with leading innovative, strategic engagement activity that enhances the unique position and nature of ANU in Australia. The Vice-President directly oversees Strategic Communications & Public Affairs (SCAPA), the Public Policy and Societal Impact Hub.

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, and foundation Director of the ANU North America Liaison Office. In Washington DC (2010 - 2012), 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 in 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, and as a political advisor covering Trade, Regional Development and Resources and Energy portfolios. Jane holds a Master of Management (ANU), a Master of Journalism (Wollongong), and 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 the Deputy Chair of the Board. She also sits on the Canberra Convention Bureau Board and the ANU National Security College Board.


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