Managing Director, BankSA
BMgmt (EmRel), BT (VocEd), MAICD
Jane Kittel was born and raised in Port Augusta, and educated at Caritas College. Upon leaving school, she worked in a variety of roles for AMP in Adelaide, and completed a Bachelor of Management (Employee Relations) with the University of South Australia. She also gained a Bachelor of Teaching (Vocational Education) with distinction from the University of Technology, Sydney and, in 1995, she joined Westpac to begin a career in banking.
Ms Kittel then went on to fill a number of leadership roles within Westpac including sourcing, risk management, learning and development, human resources and head of corporate services. In 2006, she was appointed general manager of Westpac's Pacific Banking operation, with responsibilities for seven countries - Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Samoa.
In October 2010, Ms Kittel was appointed Managing Director of BankSA, and in that role she oversees South Australia's largest financial institution with 118 branches in South Australia, and four in the Northern Territory.
She also serves as a board member of BusinessSA and Catherine House, is chair of the University of South Australia's MBA advisory board, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.