Dr Jane Sargison has been formally appointed as director to the Ian Harrington Group Board from Monday 24 October 2016. Jane fills the vacancy of Director created by the vacancy of Val Smith who recently retired from the Board after serving many years as Chairman and Director.
Jane’s broad experience in engineering consulting and innovation has shaped her commitment to strategic development of local utility businesses. She is currently Managing Director of JSA Consulting Engineers and Non Executive Director of TasNetworks.
Jane graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Engineering, first Class honours and the University Medal. She was Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania, and completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford where she researched innovative film cooling technology for application to Rolls Royce jet engines.
Jane was awarded National Professional Engineer of the Year in 2011 in recognition of her contribution and achievements in the profession.
Other recent Non Executive Director positions have included positions on the board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, TasWater, Southern Water, National Mechanical College of Engineering Australia,, Australian Institute of Energy, the Building Regulation Advisory Committee (Tasmania), and the Tasmanian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.