Jan has a lengthy background in the creative sector including design, marketing and promotion, advertising, media, campaigns, visuals and photography.
Jan brings this experience to the business with a sound understanding of what sells and how to share your product story.
A background in tourism marketing and experience in business promotion add to the skills offered to her clients.
Projects include tourism, political, business, community promotional projects and campaigns.
Jan's creative ability spans across design to her photography and an ability to capture powerful images to promote your story and marketing message.
Queensland Artspoken Cultural Conference, 2011
Paper:Mary Valley Alive, Building community and place through the arts
Qld Government Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Major Projects
Invitation to present on Community Engagement in Major Projects
International Cities and Towns Conference, 2010
Paper: Finding Mary in The Urban Tide - Impacts on the rural landscape. Community renewal post project failure
Local Government Community Development Conference, 2010
Paper: Exploring Social Capital – The Mary Valley Experience
Business | Community | Government
Management, Planning and Organisation are Jan's strengths. Previously General Manager of Araluen Retreat Conference and Events Centre, Jan's responsibilities encompass Business and Financial Management, Event Management, Client Liaison, Marketing and Promotion, Human Resources, Compliance, Contractors, Catering, Accommodation, Facility Maintenance, Risk Management.
A unique mix of experience in Business and Management; Community Development and Renewal; and Local Government, supported by Tertiary qualifications in the same areas provides Jan with the expertise to successfully work with Government, Community and Business at many levels.
Jan's background in Tourism, as a Director and Chairman spans over a decade serving on the Regional Tourism Organisation - Tourism Sunshine Coast (now Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd.) as a Director and Cooloola Regional Development Bureau and Gympie Cooloola tourism as both Director and Chairman.
A successful grants writer and project developer in her own right, Jan has also chaired and overseen State and Local Government Grant Funds and has a valuable and in depth knowledge of what makes a successful submission. She provides workshops in this area as well as writing grants, tenders and business award submissions.
Jan has a successful background in Business and Events Management having established and coordinated functions, forums and festivals and participated in organising State Government conferences. Jan is also skilled in working with volunteers and professionals and has successful experience in marketing and promotion including media relations
In addition to her experience on the ground, Jan has a Graduate Diploma in Community Development and Regional Development and has presented several papers at National and State conferences on Planning, Community and Cultural issues. She is passionate about working with business and organisations to provide the environment in which they can develop and become more sustainable. Jan also has expertise in community renewal and place making, she understands community structures, access and equity issues.
Jan's background in Community Engagement exists at both Community and Government levels over a lengthy period. Jan was invited to the inaugural Local Government of Queensland (LGAQ) Community Engagement Team formed in 2005 to develop responses to failing community opinion of Local Government communication. Jan has also been involved in developing responsive strategies and providing advice to State and Local Government for Government/Community Engagement (CE) issues and was invited to address State Department of Infrastructure Major Projects Team on Engagement practice. She was also invited to participate on the Community Engagement Advisory Panel in the rewriting of the Local Government Act 2009. Jan is a passionate communicator and achieves high level outcomes for stakeholders in conversations and has also been involved with Ernesto Sirolli in his Enterprise Facilitation processes. She is able to develop and deliver engagement strategies to achieve your required outcomes.
A competent public speaker, Jan's presentation and facilitation skills are excellent. She has represented Local Government and organisations at conferences, functions, on Television and Radio, and has hosted many workshops and forums.
Jan's Tertiary research into Regional Development also spans policies and frameworks established at a Federal and State level and how they compare to delivery of initiatives locally as well as the roes and effectiveness of current regional structures in Queensland and Australia.
Jan is also an invited life member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Winner Queensland Strong Women's Leadership Award