Ms Jane McAloon

Ms Jane McAloon is National Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council, reporting to the Minister for Defence Personnel on issues relevant to Reservist service. She is a Non-executive Director of listed company Healthscope with private hospital and international pathology operations, integrated energy company Energy Australia, and listed sciences company Cogstate. She is also a Director on Bravery Trust, a charity providing urgent financial assistance to Australian Defence Personnel who have suffered injury serving Australia. She is a special adviser with corporate advisory firm Gresham Partners and a Member of the Monash University Industry Council of Advisers. She was recently a Member of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and her past directorships include the Australian War Memorial Council and the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee.

Ms McAloon has been in the natural resources, energy, infrastructure, transport and utility industries for over 25 years in corporate and public sector leadership positions. She was at BHP Billiton for 9 years as Group Company Secretary, and on the Group Management Committee as President Governance. During her time she worked on key strategic issues including the South32 demerger and other corporate transactions. She was accountable for advice to the Chairman and Board on governance and other market and regulatory matters impacting the company in the UK, US, South Africa and Australia. In 2012 in the United Kingdom she was recognised by her peers as FTSE100 Company Secretary of the year. Prior to BHP, Jane was a Group Executive at AGL and worked on the development of the integrated generation and retail energy business strategy and the demerger of AGL.

Ms McAloon spent the previous 10 years in leadership roles with the NSW Government. She was Deputy Director General Cabinet Office responsible for policy advice to Cabinet on the economic and environmental portfolios; Director General Energy where she led the introduction of full retail contestability in the gas market; Executive Director Strategy for the Coordinator General of Rail during the Sydney Olympics and Executive Director at the Department of Land & Water Conservation where she led the development of natural resources and integrated catchment management policy. She also spent time in Canberra working as an adviser to the Minister for Employment, Education and Training.

Ms McAloon previously worked in private legal practice as well as Monash University’s Economics Department. She graduated from Monash University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), and in 1991 with a Bachelor of Laws.