Ms Jane Tongs - Non-executive Director
B.Bus, MBA, FCA, FCPA, MAICD, 61
Director since: 18 December 2014
Skills and Experience
Ms Tongs has over 30 years of management expertise, serving on the boards of insurance, funds management, property and other financial services entities. She has extensive experience in profitably growing businesses and enhancing the profitability of established businesses. Current examples are Warakirri Asset Management Ltd and Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd and a former example is Netwealth Group Limited. Her previous property experience includes Non-executive Director positions at AIMS Fund Management Limited (formerly MacarthurCook Fund Management Limited), AIMS Investment Managers Ltd (formerly MacarthurCook Investment Managers Ltd), Little Real Estate Pty Ltd (formerly Run Ltd), the Heine Property Group and Warakirri Agricultural Trusts. She was a Non-executive Director of the Australian Energy Market Operator and of Catholic Church Insurance Limited and served as a Member and Company Director to the Advisory Board of the South Australian Financing Authority. She developed her leadership and management experience earlier in her career, specifically as Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in the financial services sector and litigation support.
Along with her deep expertise in finance, her board experience is vast with over 20 years’ experience as a Chair, Chair of Audit and Risk Committees and Non-executive Director. Ms Tongs was appointed as an independent Non-executive Director of Cromwell Property Group in 2014. She was elected as independent Non-executive Chair in November 2020 and served in that role until her retirement from the Cromwell Property Group Board in 2021. Ms Tongs is the former Chair of Netwealth Group Limited. She is currently Chair of Columbus Capital Pty Ltd and of the Lendlease Australian Prime Property Fund Investors Committee and a Non-executive Director of Warakirri Asset Management Ltd, Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd and Brighton Grammar School. Ms Tongs is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and of CPA Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.