Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick

CEO, Carers Australia

Jane has extensive experience working in human services, particularly in the for-purpose sector and in not-for-profit organizations.

Before moving to Australia in 2009, Jane held a series of senior leadership roles in the National Health Service in the UK in the acute hospital setting focusing on issues that affect the experience of the service user – clinical and information governance.  In Australia, Jane has worked in senior national roles in primary health care and aged care, invariably during periods of significant change.

Jane joined Carers Australia in early 2023, originally leading the suite of government funded programs focusing on the experience of carers and now leads the organization as Chief Executive Officer.  Carers Australia advocates on a wide range of issues that affect carers to influence national policies and services.  It also works collaboratively with other organizations, including the network of state and territory carer organizations, to develop policies, programs, services, and events to improve the lives of Australia’s carers – supporting them, and upholding their rights.

Jane has experience of being a carer herself and is dedicated to the work of Carers Australia to fulfil its objectives and to putting the care into carers.

When not working to support carers, Jane cares for her garden and vegetable plot, her ever-growing family and adds to already over-full bookshelves.