Dr Jennifer Westacott AO B.A(Hons) GC.B FAICD

As the long-time Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia and former senior public servant, Jennifer brings formidable insight into the workings of the private and public sectors to advance the Authority’s mission.

Jennifer built her career in the public sector, working in senior leadership positions in the NSW and Victorian governments.

She has served as the Director General of the NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources; the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Training; and the Director of Housing in Victoria.

She was also the Deputy Director General of the NSW Department of Community Services, and the Deputy Director General of the NSW Department of Housing.

While a senior partner at KPMG, Jennifer advised major corporations on climate change and sustainability and advised governments across Australia on significant reform priorities.

Since 2013, Jennifer has served as a Non-Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited.