Ms Jane Madden, BEc, GradDipIL, GAICD
‘Mental health is critical for each every person on the planet and yet remains an area too often neglected. Today, families and communities across Australia and internationally are paying a terrible price for this, particularly with the high levels of suicide and depression. The Black Dog Institute’s work shines as a beacon, providing excellent research, clinical services and support, including to underpin frontline staff. I am privileged to serve on the Black Dog Institute Board and help in any way with this challenge.’
Jane is Executive Director for Tourism, Investment, International Education and Programs at the Austrade Trade and Investment Commission. She is responsible for strategic leadership of tourism policy and research, winning foreign direct investment, promoting international education, and delivering the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) and other programs.
Jane joined Austrade in 2012 as General Manager – Head of Investment, leading a team responsible for the promotion, attraction, and facilitation of foreign direct investment to Australia. Prior to joining Austrade, Jane was Head of Tourism Division and an Executive Board member at the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism from 2008-12. She previously held senior diplomatic roles, including Australia's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Paris and postings to Asia and Africa. In the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, she was also Lead negotiator for Services, Investment and Intellectual Property in the Office of Trade Negotiations.
Jane holds qualifications in economics, Japanese and international law from the University of Tasmania and Australian National University as well as additional study at Harvard, INSEAD and the Melbourne Business School. She speaks Japanese and French and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jane serves on a number of not-for-profit boards.