Appointed on 5 May 2016 for a 3 year term until 4 May 2019.

About Janet

Ms Hirst brings experience in senior regional government policy roles. She was Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia's leading philanthropic foundations for ten years and was a Council Member of Philanthropy Australia. Ms Hirst played a key role in establishing the Deputy Prime Minister's Regional Women's Advisory Council and was a member of the Regional Australia Summit Steering Committee.