Chair & Co-founder | Ocean Decade Australia
Jas works at the intersection of science and technology, governance, policy, international diplomacy and operations, with a passion for work that calls for collaborative approaches to difficult problems – particularly in complex stakeholder environments.
Jas has worked in Australian higher education and government in senior leadership roles across STEM operations, governance and communication and international science diplomacy, including with United Nations Specialized Agencies and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, representing Australia.
Jas is a marine science and communications graduate. She serves as Secretary to Science & Technology Australia and Chair of the Sydney Institute for Marine Science Foundation and a board member of Grok Learning. She Chaired the NSW Executive Committee for National Science Week and Inspiring Australia for 10 years on behalf of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer.
Jas is a co-founder of Ocean Decade Australia - an initiative designed to ensure Australia's Ocean Stakeholders have their say about what success for ocean looks like during the United Nations declared Ocean Decade 2021 - 2030.
Jas really loves the ocean.
Ocean Decade Australia respects and acknowledges the First Nations people of the land and waterways across Australia as the continuing custodians of Country and Culture. We pay our respect to First Nations peoples and their Elders, past and present.