Senator Jane Hume

Liberal Senator for Victoria

Born in April of 1971, Jane hails from the quiet streets of Armadale in inner-city Melbourne. She completed her Victorian Certificate of Education in 1988 at Lauriston Girls School, subsequent to which she studied Commerce at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1992. Jane began work as a Sales and Marketing Research Manager at the National Australia Bank in 1995. While at the NAB she concurrently studied a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment at the Securities Institute of Australia, which she completed in 1996. She rose quickly at the NAB, becoming an Investment Manager in 1996 and a Private Banker in 1998. In 1999, Jane moved from the NAB to Rothschild Australia Asset Management, assuming the role of Senior Business Development Manager. She briefly moved to the position of Key Accounts Manager in 2002 before leaving the workforce in December 2002 to have her three children: Harry, Charlie, and Imogen.

Jane returned briefly to the full-time workforce in 2008 as a Vice-President at Deutsche Bank, before assuming directorship positions on various boards, including that of Federation Square for 1 year and the Royal Children’s Hospital for 5 years. In June of 2015, Jane once more resumed full-time work at Australian Super as a Senior Policy Adviser, where she remained until her election in 2016.

Senator Hume’s interest in politics began at a young age, where teachers at school sensed her keen eye for policy and political detail. Her interest in politics grew further during her childbearing time away from work, becoming a member of the Liberal Party of Victoria in March 2003. She has held various roles within the party, including as Secretary and President of the Armadale Branch, as a delegate to state assembly, and as a delegate to state council. The Senator’s passion for furthering the cause of women has been on full display since she joined the party, fervently supporting a wide variety of women’s initiatives within the party.

Since her election in July 2016, the Senator has been appointed to many committees, including the Senate Standing Committees on Regulations and Ordinances, Publications, and Scrutiny of Bills. Most notably, however, Senator Hume parlayed her extensive experience in the financial services industry into her appointment as Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics. As Chair, she has overseen many important inquiries, such as that into the legislation fortifying APRA’s Crisis Resolution Powers.

Outside of her career pursuits, Senator Hume enjoys reading, playing tennis, and most of all, spending valuable time with her three children.


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