Through the course of her long career in business and the public service, Jane McAloon, has been at the epicentre of some of the defining issues that have shaped corporate Australia.
June 11, 2023 – 10:00PM
Through the course of her long and distinguished career in business and the public service, Jane McAloon, who has been awarded an AM for services to business and the energy sector, has been at the epicentre of some of the defining issues that have shaped corporate Australia.
As the chair of EnergyAustralia and a director of BlueScope Steel, she is helping lead one of Australia’s biggest energy providers – and a major power consumer – through the tricky waters of energy transition.
As BHP’s president, governance and group company secretary, she helped shape the mining giant’s transformational spin-out of South32. And as a young adviser to Northern Territory MP Warren Snowden in 1992, McAloon was part of the Keating government as it shaped its response to the era-defining Mabo decision.
McAloon also served as the director-general of the NSW Ministry of Energy and Utilities and deputy director-general for the NSW Cabinet Office before joining BHP. Since her retirement from the mining major she has been a director of Viva Energy, health companies Cogstate and Healthscope, and insurer Allianz.