Jane Danvers has served the Australian educational community for over 20 years. She is the Principal of Wilderness School, one of the most recognised girls’ schools in South Australia and was the inaugural Principal of University Senior College.

She is the Presiding Member of the South Australian Certificate of Education Board, responsible for the senior secondary curriculum and assessment across South Australia, the Northern Territory and many schools in Asia.

She serves on the Committee for Economic Development SA/NT State Advisory Board (CEDA), the University of Adelaide School of Humanities, Advisory Board and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre in the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).  In 2016, Jane joined the Faculty External Advisory Council of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Throughout her professional life, she has contributed to the wider educational debate, and supported, promoted and challenged pedagogical advancement in schools. She has been a keen advocate for gender equality and diversity most recently speaking to the SA Health Gender Equality and Diversity Steering Committee and the Property Council of Australia’s’ annual diversity lunch ‘Growing the Talent Pool.  She was guest panellist for the University of South Australia’s Women of the World and was recently quoted in Madonna King’s new book Being 14.  She is proud to have overseen the development of academic scholarships for adolescent girls in rural Nepal.

Ms Danvers has served on the national Board of the Australian Heads of Independent Schools, the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Non-Government Schools, the Governing Council of St Ann’s Residential College, the future SACE’s Higher and Further Education Task Group, the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre Schools Reference Group, and the AHISA National Curriculum Advisory Group.

She holds memberships with the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Association of Independent Schools of SA (AISSA), the Alliance of Girls’ Schools of Australasia (AGSA) and the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education

In 2013 she was awarded the AISSA Noel Volk Excellence Award and the Principals Australia Institute’s John Laing Award.