Jan Cossar

Jan brings over 25 years’ experience in organisational management and governance, program design, and monitoring and evaluation to the EcoCentre’s Committee of Management. As the Managing Director of Strategy Matters, a consultancy company focussed on the international aid and development sector, she works throughout the Asia-Pacific with clients including Australian Government departments, United Nations agencies, local and international not-for-profits, and private companies, helping them to think strategically and improve the quality and reach of their work. Jan holds postgraduate qualifications in Organisational Management, Social Policy and Evaluation, is a Board member of ActionAid Australia, and works as a pro-bono advisor to the Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia.

“I envision a future in which human beings value, take joy in and learn to live in balance with the natural world,” says Jan. “The EcoCentre team works towards this goal with energy and dedication, and I am proud to be a part of this terrific organisation.”

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.