Jane Cartwright was appointed to the CPIT, now Ara Institute of Canterbury Council in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Science (Human Nutrition) and an MBA from the University of Otago, and holds NZ Dietetic Registration.
Her current directorships, trustee and committee member responsibilities include Chairing the Board of Brackenridge Estate Ltd. Jane is also Deputy Chair of Nurse Maude Association Board, Member of Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors, and Associate Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management. She is an Ara Council appointee to the Ara Foundation.She chairs the Smokefree Canterbury Group.
Currently Jane is in leadership roles for the NZ Breastfeeding Alliance and Canterbury Clinical Network. She has held executive and senior roles in the health system and local government leading developments in community, mental and public health. She has substantial governance and operational experience.