Jane Bourne

Jane Bourne has spent her career working with and advocating for children and their families. A highly regarded expert in early childhood education and care with more than five decades of experience, Jane has held a variety of senior management and executive positions in both profit and not-for-profit organisations, including nine years as CEO of Lady Gowrie Queensland and three years as CEO with C&K. Jane has been the National Board QLD representative of the Early Childhood Australia Queensland Branch as well as Vice Chair for two years on the National Board.

Jane’s management and leadership experience is an extension of her background as an early childhood teacher. She is dedicated to creating systems and opportunities that promote best outcomes for children, families, and the early childhood education and care profession. Jane frequently represented the sector at state, national and international levels. As a FDCQ Board member, Jane is uniquely positioned to apply her expertise towards exploring the ways in which we can ensure Australian children are healthy, educated and connected through their everyday play experiences.