Jan is an educator and community services professional, who joined the Board because of a strong sense of the escalating threats to the Kimberley. A long-term Kimberley resident and avid volunteer bird researcher, she is Secretary of the Dinosaur Coast Management Group. Her previous roles include Secretary of the Broome Bird Observatory Committee, Secretary of the Marna Jarndu Women’s Refuge, committee member of the Wyndham Action Group and Chairperson of Women for One World. Once a public servant and later an Oxfam employee, she has worked as a high-school teacher in the United Kingdom, Zambia and the Bahamas, and an adult educator at TAFE in the Kimberley. Jan holds a Masters in Development Studies from Murdoch University, an Honours degree in Geography from Leeds University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Bristol University.