CEO, Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Jane Hutchinson is the CEO of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC). Started from humble beginnings with only $50 in the bank, the TLC has grown to become one of the largest private landowners in Tasmania, working in partnership with landowners, governments and supporters to achieve nature conservation across more than 2% of Tasmania’s private land. Since becoming CEO, Jane has managed several multi-million dollar conservation projects, established the Tasmanian Land Conservancy Foundation, a long term endowment to achieve a perpetual income stream to steward the TLC’s Reserves, monetised a carbon initiative and overseen the implementation of the Midlands Conservation Fund (MCF), a partnership with farmers, Bush Heritage Australia and the State and Commonwealth governments to put nature conservation on farm balance sheets in the Tasmanian Midlands.
Jane has a combined Science and Law degree with honours in Law from the University of Tasmania. She was awarded the 2016 Tasmanian Australian of the Year for her achievements for nature conservation.