Best known as the inaugural presenter of the ABC’s 7:30 Report, Jane Singleton has joined Charles Darwin University’s external relations unit as head of Foundation and Alumni. Singleton has worked in strategic communications and as a public advocate. Her campaign successes have been as diverse as achieving compensation for victims of asbestos products and ending Australia’s policy mirroring the Bush administration’s global gag. She has been chair of the International Aid Organisation, ChildFund, a vice-president of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and director of a wide range of corporate and not-for-profit organisations. She has had a distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting and in 2005 was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her commitment to the media, aid and development, women affairs and human rights. She has been working in the Northern Territory for the past few years and was most recently corporate affairs manager for Telstra in the Northern Territory and director of strategic communications for the Department of the Chief Minister.
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