Jan Irvine

Jan joined Consult Australia in December 2009, with a background in finance, IT, recruitment, event management and advocacy, bringing with her the knowledge and experience gained by working in both non-profit and corporate organisations in a number of executive and management positions.

Responsible for achieving Consult Australia’s business strategy and representing its member businesses in Tasmania on a wide range of issues, Jan facilitates the connection of business to Government and business to business - working with government at both state and federal level, collaborating with numerous built and natural environment stakeholders. She strives to address critical business issues and improve the business environment in which our member firms work.


For more information about any of our activities or to get involved, contact us at:

e: jan@consultaustralia.com.au

Upcoming TAS events


Advocacy in Tasmania


What the TAS Committee does

The TAS Committee gives members the opportunity to develop strategies to tackle local issues as well as contribute to the national agenda. Committee participants are often called upon to represent Consult Australia in local engagement activities (including meetings with government agencies etc). The TAS Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals.

Latest 'top 3 takeaways'

The 'top 3 takeaways' summarise key issues discussed at the last meeting. These are to help the broader membership understand the activities of the TAS Committee.

  1. State Growth Roundtable. The Committee discussed Consult Australia having two seats on this roundtable, as other associations do. This would allow a more diverse consultant voice (e.g. a small business and a larger business).
  2. Government Engagement. The Committee discussed the need to meet with key government stakeholders to discuss procurement and contracting.
  3. Pipeline Transparency. The Committee discussed its concern that the program of works for the infrastructure pipeline has not yet been announced by government. More clarity is needed on economic stimulus as the government seems to only be bringing existing projects online.
Current participants

Below is the list of current TAS Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Jan Irvine.

NameMember Business
Abe Francis  AECOM
Angelique Brett  GHD
Jacqueline Comery  GHD
Greg McGuire  GHD
Geoff Webb  GR Webb Consulting
Andrew McConachy Jacobs
Catherine Searle  Jacobs

More information

If you would like to find out more about the activities in TAS or to join the committee, please contact Jan Irvine, TAS Manager at: jan@consultaustralia.com.au