Jane Schmitt—Executive Director, External Relations

Jane Schmitt

Executive Director, External Relations

Jane Schmitt joined the Mater Executive on 1 September 2020 in a newly formed state-wide role as Executive Director, External Relations.

Jane joined Mater from the AMA Queensland, where she held the role of Chief Executive Officer for more than 11 years. As CEO of AMAQ, Jane excelled in the delivery of significant advocacy and education programs, system improvement, commercial partnerships and governance.

She brings significant experience from various sectors in addition to a professional background as a lawyer and business strategist. Her intellect, strong relationship skills, professionalism and commitment to excellence are highly regarded.

As Executive Director, External Relations, Jane takes the executive operational lead on emerging major projects, Mater’s engagement with significant strategic partners and government relations.

Jane’s extensive skills and experience help Mater forge close partnerships with government and commercial stakeholders, as well as other Catholic, not-for-profit and like-minded organisations. She works closely with the rest of Mater Executive to deliver key strategic projects in line with our Vision and Mission.