International Women's Day Address


Presented by the 2016 Tasmanian of the Year, Jane Hutchinson

Start Date

8th Mar 2016 6:00pm

End Date

8th Mar 2016 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E.; T. 6226 2521

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Presented by 

Jane Hutchinson

2016 Tasmanian Australian of the Year and Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy

A committed conservationist, Jane Hutchinson was one of a handful of volunteers who started the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) in 2001.

Since then, TLC has grown from a $50 bank account to a $30 million organisation which protects 65,000 hectares of habitat for threatened flora and fauna. Jane has steered TLC from a humble not-for-profit to a highly-regarded organisation acknowledged for its important and innovative conservation work.

While practicing law, Jane helped establish TLC's constitutional and financial frameworks in her spare time. She sat on the TLC Board for five years, including three years as President, before stepping into the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

Jane's persistence has paid off and she now leads science-driven conservation projects which safeguard the habitat of threatened species, including the Tasmanian devil, wedge-tailed eagle and Clarence Galaxias native fish. Under Jane's watchful eye, TLC now protects more than two per cent of Tasmania's private land.

Refreshments from 5.30pm.