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Jane-Frances Kelly


Since moving to Australia in 2004, Jane-Frances Kelly has worked as a senior adviser to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Boston Consulting Group, the Vice-Chancellor at Melbourne University, the Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police, and the Victorian and Queensland Premier’s Departments.

Since 2009, Jane-Frances has been Cities Program Director at the Grattan Institute, an independent public policy think tank.

She played a central role in the 2020 Summit, and has also spent two mid-winters working with Noel Pearson.

Previous to this, Jane-Frances worked at the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where she led the team which produced the first UK Government’s Strategic Audit. She has returned to work in the UK on several occasions, most recently from March-May 2009.

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