Ms Jane Ward
Jane Ward was appointed Vice-President (Engagement) in 2017, leading a team which fosters and expands opportunities for staff and students across the breadth of the university, by nurturing high-quality connections.
The portfolio includes alumni, government, multicultural and indigenous relations, management of multi-faceted partnerships, and engagement with organisations who wish to work with our students, or draw on Swinburne expertise for their own staff development. These connections extend to on-campus life for students, ensuring they develop a sense of belonging through opportunities for volunteering and clubs activities.
Prior to joining Swinburne in 2011, Jane was a Director of Deloitte’s Government Liaison Practice, and has several years’ experience in economic development and international investment attraction. She holds board positions in the not for profit sector.