Professional Member

Jann Gardner B.A., LLB, MBA, GAICD
Non Executive Director
StateCover Mutual Ltd

Jann is a non-executive director of Hunter United Employees Credit Union Ltd and StateCover Mutual Ltd and sits on the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law and Business at Newcastle University and on Sancta Sophia College Council at the University of Sydney.

She has previously served on the Boards of Hunter Water Corporation and Hunter Medical Research Institute, where she also chaired the Foundation. In addition, she has held executive director roles in professional service firms and private companies.

Previously, she spent 27 years as a lawyer in private practice, the majority of which was as a partner in a national law firm, Sparke Helmore. She was managing partner of Sparke Helmore’s Newcastle office for 9 years and was a member of the Sparke Helmore Board.

Currently, she is concentrating on expanding her non-executive director career, while consulting to corporations on strategic issues and business development, as well as mentoring young female students and lawyers.

Jann has an Arts/Law degree from Sydney University and an MBA from Newcastle University. She has specialist accreditation from the Law Society of NSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She was the recipient of a hotly contested Board Diversity Scholarship which was a joint initiative of the Australian Government Office for Women and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She used this to complete the Mastering the Boardroom programme with AICD and was awarded an Order of Merit. 




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