Jane Hutchinson(Tasmania)

Conservationist and 2016 Tasmanian Australian of the Year

Jane Hutchinson

Jane is CEO of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC), a not-for profit, non-government, non-political, environmental organisation with a vision for Tasmania to be a global leader in nature conservation.

The TLC started from humble beginnings with only $50 in the bank.  Since then it has grown to be one of the largest private landowners in Tasmania and has worked in partnership with landowners, governments, supporters and volunteers 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 a long term endowment called “the TLC Foundation” 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.