Once upon a time Jane Cay started a small fashion boutique on the main street of Cooma called Birdsnest. But the nest quickly grew and soon Jane found herself with a regional business success story - one of the leading online stores in Australia and a team of over 100 locals. Now, Jane has been invited to sit on the Jobs for NSW Board, a role that will allow her to inspire the entire state.
Jane will join the Board, which is designed to create 150,000 new jobs for the state. The NSW Government has provided $190 million to assist in delivering this commitment, with at least 30 per cent of money portioned for regional NSW.
Through Jobs for NSW, regional small businesses will be given the opportunity to expand and grow. Jane brings to the Board her unique skills and experience in owning and operating a regional business. She is also a founding board member of the National Online Retailers Association, a retail industry collective that advocates for what they call the “retail renaissance” of online shopping.
In this role she will be able to ensure Jobs for NSW offers support for innovative approach in regional businesses.
The board will also consist of:
- David Thodey, former CEO of Telstra
- Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and CEO of Atlassian Software Systems
- Simon Smith, Secretary, NSW Department of Industry, Skills & Regional Development
- Dr Chris Roberts, non-executive director of ResMed Inc and former CEO/President of Cochlear Limited
- Helen Zimmerman, Group General Manager of Government & Stakeholder Relations at Navitas Ltd
- Blair Comley, Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
For more information visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au