Jen has a passion for rural and remote community and economic development and the value it contributes to the rest of Australia. She is the inaugural chair of the Far North SA Regional Development Board, under the new Regional Development Australia structure. Jen is a member of the Outback Communities Authority Board which administers the unincorporated areas of South Australia. She was most recently was invited to become part of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Rural and Regional Australia. Jen is strongly supported in these roles by UniSA, as part of its commitment to regional, rural and remote communities. Jen has a passion for regional communities and represents the Eyre, Western and Far North and was first appointed to Country Arts SA board in September 2011.