Jane Bourke


Jane was appointed Director of Woolworths Safety, Health, and Wellbeing in March 2022.

Jane is a globally accomplished professional with extensive leadership experience developing and executing strategies to drive sustainable business performance. She is known for her engaging and energetic style, achievement focus and determination for business success.

Jane works best in transformation and high-change roles in complex environments that require a strong risk-based approach with business acumen. She has significant experience with HSE transformation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Retail; multi-billion dollar construction programs; oil and gas (onshore and offshore); transport, logistics and warehousing (first, middle and last mile). Jane’s experience has taken her to senior roles within Global companies (Amazon, BP) as well as Australia’s ASX Top 20 companies (Origin Energy, Telstra) in addition she has had considerable experience working as a Senior OH&S Consultant in a diverse range of organisations with varying risk profiles.

Jane thrives on working internationally. She has lived in the UK, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, and the USA and has a proven track record of managing diverse cultures. She is tertiary qualified in health and safety, and Ergonomics/Human factors which is complemented by a Master of Business Administration from Australia's leading MBA school (Melbourne Business School).