Business Leader & Keynote Speaker
Jane Huxley is a successful Australian business woman with a strong background in technology and expertise in strategic business, marketing, sales and change management. For five years, until March 2017, she was the managing director of Pandora Australia and New Zealand – responsible for the introduction and growth of personalised radio service Pandora to the ANZ market. Jane is the CEO of Are Media and a former Spotify, Microsoft and Fairfax executive.
Jane’s experience in identifying and transitioning companies to digital based business was heavily cultivated in her prior role at Fairfax Media, Australia’s largest news, information and community website group, where she held the position of CEO and Publisher for the Digital Division (Metropolitan). In this role, Jane led the product, mobile, video and online business approaches and oversaw the online technology, creative, marketing and online editorial divisions.
Within her career, Jane has held several senior positions with some of the biggest national and international technology lifestyle brands and initiatives, such as Microsoft, Vodafone and Earth Hour, where she has worked across technical, sales and marketing arms of the businesses. Amongst many marketing and business qualifications, Jane is also Graduate (GAICD) of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a degree in Change Management from AGSM.
While at Pandora Jane brought free streaming radio to people around Australia and New Zealand that is uniquely customised to each listener. During that time the company’s listener base grew to over five million registered users. She firmly established the brand in the ANZ market, built a world class team, and pioneered its first subsidiaries outside of the United States.
Jane is Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand at Are Media.
Jane is passionate about leading and developing people and teams, and the power of aligning culture and strategy, as well as her family.
Jane was sought to be an impactful presenter which was evident from feedback the audience shared with us. Jane really tied up the messaging that was delivered throughout the day around purpose and story which sat really well with the audience.