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Janine Kirk AM


In January 2013 Janine Kirk AM commenced as the Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust Australia (P.T.A.). Prior to her appointment Janine was a Partner at E.Y. for six years (2007-2013) where she was responsible for establishing and leading the Victorian Government & Public Sector practice for the firm. She was also Oceania Leader Community; and a Director of the E.Y. Foundation. Janine joined E.Y. in March 2007 after 12 years as the Chief Executive of the Committee for Melbourne, a private sector think- tank of leaders from Melbourne’s business, academic, scientific, research and community sectors.


Currently Janine is Chairman, The Melbourne Prize Trust; Chairman, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Leadership Advisory Board; Director of Australian International Military Games Board; and Chairman of the Kukukuku P.N.G. Tribe Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the Berry Street Childhood Alliance and an Ambassador Teach for Australia and the Australian Community Foundation.


In 2016, Janine was awarded a Deakin University Distinguished Fellows Award for her contribution to business, education and community. Previous positions held include: Chairman, Tourism Victoria; Founding Director, The Melbourne Forum; Chairman, Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau (M.C.V.B.); Director of The Cranlana Programme; a Founding Director, Victorian Endowment for Science Knowledge & Innovation (V.E.S.K.I.); Director, Berry Street Victoria where she held a number of roles including President and Vice President and was a Founding Director of The Conversation and The Conversation Media Group.


Between 2006 – 2009 Janine was an Honorary Aide to the Governor of Victoria Professor David de Kretser AC. Janine was Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2006. She received an Honorary Doctor of Law from Monash University in 2007 and was appointed a Monash Vice Chancellor Professorial Fellow (2012-2015). She is a recipient of The Centenary Medal and is a British Chevening Scholarship winner; a VESKI Fellow and has been awarded Life Membership of Berry Street Victoria; the Committee for Melbourne and The BioMelbourne Network.

Jasmine Cooper Sutton


Prior to joining Prince’s Trust Australia, Jasmine worked with the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne, first as its Public Affairs Outreach Specialist, managing the Mission’s first portfolio dedicated to youth and young professional outreach initiatives and implementing youth-focused programs, events, exchanges and grants, followed by the U.S. Mission to Australia’s inaugural National Alumni Co-coordinator from 2015. In this role, she managed the Mission’s online and in-person engagement with U.S. government exchange alumni of the Fulbright Scholarship, International Visitor Leadership Program, American Council of Young Political Leaders and related J-1 exchanges for Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory. In April 2017, she organized T.E.D.xFulbrightMelbourne, the first T.E.D.xFulbright event in the Southern Hemisphere.


Jasmine holds an M.A. with Honors in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is currently completing her Masters in International and Public Law from the University of Melbourne. An amateur photographer and avid North Melbourne supporter, she lived in Indonesia, California, Argentina, and Scotland before settling in Melbourne, Australia. Welcome, Jasmine!