The Fred Hollows Foundation and Chair, IAPB Gender Equity Work Group
Jennifer has extensive experience working in government and the not for profit sector, leading a wide range of social marketing campaigns aimed at raising awareness, changing behaviour and influencing key decision makers. She has worked across the health, disability and international development sectors and has a reputation for fostering collaboration and delivering results by applying innovative strategic approaches to advocacy.
Under Jennifer’s leadership, Vision 2020 Australia was transformed from an aspiring peak body to a highly respected and successful organisation with a reputation as an international leader in the eye health and vision care sector.
Jennifer joined The Fred Hollows Foundation in 2016. In addition to managing sector engagement globally and leading advocacy efforts across The Foundation, she is a champion for gender equity working to end gender discrimination in eye health and embed equity and inclusion in all aspects of The Foundation’s work.
Jennifer is a Trustee on the Board of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness where she continues to promote positive action towards gender and inclusion, chairing the Gender Equity Work Group.
In 2019 Jennifer was awarded a fellowship under Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Throughout 2020-2021, Jennifer will engage in inter-disciplinary academic learning, leadership development and peer-to-peer collaboration to develop a social impact project focused on sustainable and equitable eye health.