Jane is an experienced senior executive with a strong background in innovation, organisational strategy and change, disaster response, and member-based customer experience. Jane was most recently CEO of The Australian College of Audiology and is the Board Chair of Challenge DV. She was also a Director of the Board of Volunteering Queensland – having recently resigned after serving for 7 years, a number of those as Secretary.  

“After a rigorous national external recruitment process, we are delighted to appoint Jane to the role” stated Volunteering Queensland President Linda Lavarch.  

“Jane has a wealth of knowledge, experience and skill in complex, people-focused national and state-based organisations across the not-for-profit, private, and government sectors.  She has a long history of community service and is an experienced volunteer serving on a number of boards. She believes in empowering individuals and organisations and contributing back to the community through volunteering.”  

Jane Hedger said, “I feel very privileged to lead the state’s peak body for volunteering and to have the opportunity to work alongside this professional and passionate team to support our valued volunteers and members. It is a challenging time globally, across Australia and here in Queensland. We are experiencing the highest ever demand for volunteers.” 

“Volunteering Queensland has a remarkable history of service and achievement.  I am excited by the opportunity to work with our new Board to continue to grow the organisation for a successful and sustainable future.” 

Jane will take up her appointment from Monday 27 May, working alongside current CEO Mara Basanovic who officially retires after eight and a half years at the end of June. 

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