Chair and Co-Founder, Ocean Decade Australia
Australian, living in Sydney, Australia
Jas Chambers works at the intersection of science and technology, governance, policy, international diplomacy, and operations, working collaboratively and in complex stakeholder environments. Jas is the Chair and Co-Founder of Ocean Decade Australia, a not-for-profit charitable organisation that is connecting Australia’s ocean stakeholders. She is committed to learning and sharing knowledge about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular SDG14 – Life below Water.
Jas has worked in Australian higher education and government in senior leadership roles across STEM operations and organisational transformation, communications, and international science diplomacy including with United Nations Specialized Agencies and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, representing Australia. Jas founded Provenance Consulting a strategic advisory firm following 25 years dedicated to partnering and working with the STEM workforce and brings a systems-thinking approach to her client’s challenges, with knowledge and connections across research, government, philanthropy and the private sector.
Jas is a graduate of Marine Science and Psychology, (University of Sydney 1997), Communications, (UTS 1998), GAICD (2010) and Harvard Business School (2018). She serves as a Board Director of Science & Technology Australia and Chair of the Sydney Institute for Marine Science Foundation. Jas chaired the NSW Inspiring Australia and National Science Week Executive Committee on behalf of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer for a decade.