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Jane Sydenham-Clarke

Chief Executive Officer

Jane Sydenham-Clarke is a strategic and hands-on leader, with an extensive career driving societal change through thought leadership, stakeholder engagement and innovative commercial practice.  She has held executive and management positions in government, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including current board roles. Across these complex environments and particularly in the health space, she has used pragmatism, empathy and evidence to build broad-reaching alliances and drive impactful domestic and international outcomes. Most recently, Jane was the inaugural CEO of Skyline Education Foundation Australia, and prior to that CEO at Freemasons Victoria. She has held transformational C-suite roles at Federation Square, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, Kidney Health Australia and VicHealth. 

Jane’s experiences through public health and social impact leadership – using commercial drivers for social outcomes – have given her a deep appreciation of the severe impacts of chronic disease in our community, and of the burning issues about which our younger generations feel deeply, including climate change and future food security. She is passionate about Food Frontier’s work in tackling the big issues of today, and listening to leading authorities and to our young people to leave a planet and food system that creates a safe, sustainable and prosperous future. Her strong alignment to Food Frontier’s vision and values are expanding the organisation’s reach and impact as the lead educator and facilitator in the alternative proteins ecosystem down under. Her work in this space has recently been recognised as she was named to The Australian’s 2022 100 Top Innovators list.

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