Jane Lomax-Smith is Chair of the South Australian Museum Board and a Director of Adelaide’s iconic Jam Factory Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design.
She is a member of the Academic Board, University College London (Aus) for its Graduate School of Energy and Resources based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Jane recently completed her roles as Chair of the Higher Education Base Funding Review for the Australian Government and as Acting Director of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus), the only international affiliate of London’s Royal Institution (GB), operating as a centre of national science outreach.
In 2002 Jane was elected to the South Australian Parliament as Member for Adelaide and served in that role until March 2010. She served as a Minister in several portfolios including: Science and Information Economy; Employment, Training & Further Education; Small Business; Tourism; Education & Children’s Services. She also served as Minister for the City of Adelaide and Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and lead Minister for the Bioscience Precinct Project.
Before her Parliamentary service, Jane served the community in Local Government as an Adelaide City Councillor (for three terms) and as Lord Mayor of Adelaide (for two terms).
Born in the East End of London, Jane was the first in her family to stay at school beyond 13. She attended the local Grammar School and received a grant to study at the London Hospital Medical School in Whitechapel. She became a clinical pathologist, medical researcher and teacher in London, Boston and Adelaide. In Adelaide, Jane established and ran her own pathology practice for several years.
Jane and her family live in the south-east corner of the City of Adelaide, which has been their home for more than 20 years.
Among Jane’s many local activities, she is also patron of a number of community organisations, including the: Adelaide Poultry Club Inc.; Callisthenic Association of SA (Joint Patron); Adelaide Turf Cricket Association; Restless Dance Theatre; The Prospect District Cricket Club - Jane is a Vice President; and Adelaide City Women’s Soccer Club where Jane is the No. 1 Ticket Holder.
Jane’s personal interests include reading, physical exercise and experiencing the State’s many beautiful tourism destinations.
In 2013, Jane was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the Parliament and the community of South Australia.
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