The SHIFT Project | Jane Oliver / Chairperson
Founded in Byron Bay, The SHIFT Project Byron is a short-term, live-in, educational transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
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Jane Oliver / Chairperson

Jane Oliver

Jane joined the SHIFT Board in October 2015 and currently holds the position of Chairperson.


Jane has spent the past three decades working with not-for-profit organisations in various roles including employee, board member and more recently as a management consultant.


Through working with a variety of professionals including architects, community developers and all tiers of government, Jane recognised that projects with a holistic approach, such as The SHIFT Project, have far-reaching outcomes.


In recent years, Jane has worked with some of Australia’s most resilient workforces. Through this work she developed a personal observation – that some of our most vulnerable members of our society are also some of the most creative, caring and innovative.


Currently studying law and contracted to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service as their Human Resources Manager, Jane is accustomed to working with complexity within a legal framework.

For Jane, her involvement in The SHIFT Project is about strengthening the organisation’s backbone in terms of strong governance. She is also an advocate for building an effective and skilled team.


“At The SHIFT Project, we look to directly involve specialists, sponsors and members who are clearly aligned, with the organisations values and a dedicated board of directors to deliver our vision.”


“What I love most about SHIFT is that the project focuses on the whole person; not only healing trauma, but helping participants develop a set of tools that enable them to rebuild their lives. The SHIFT Project’s participants are able to feel supported whilst they work steadily on themselves and learn the value of reciprocity.”