“I grew up being told that I lived in the ‘lucky country’ but it didn’t take long before I realised that it wasn’t ‘lucky’ for everyone. Through my work at SVA I have the opportunity to help create thriving communities where everyone has an equal opportunity to not only participate, but to flourish.”
Jen has over twenty years of multi-disciplinary business acumen combined with Education, MBA and Social Impact qualifications to support organisations to develop and carry out strategies to improve their impact and performance. She brings an in-depth understanding of the issues driving major projects and how to support successful delivery with multi-stakeholder clients.
Prior to joining SVA Jen was with EY in the Performance Improvement Advisory team working with clients on organisational effectiveness, strategy and governance particularly on large public sector transformations. Previously she was the founding director of a manufacturing and export-import business in Vietnam, trading internationally, and creating employment opportunities in Vietnam during the US embargo. Earlier in her career, she was a teacher. Jen is a firm believer in the importance of a supportive community to the health and wellbeing of our social fabric and to that end, has served on three not-for-profit boards. She is currently Chair of Ngala, one of the oldest not-for-profits in WA that responds to the changing needs of families and communities, to meet the challenges of raising children and young people.