Ms Jan Mason
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Science
Diploma in Continuing Education
Advanced Management Program (Harvard Business School)
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Ms Mason was appointed as Managing Director of DHA in November 2016 after acting in the role for 12 months. Before joining DHA, she was a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Finance and was responsible for a range of major areas, including taxpayers’ multibillion-dollar investments in government businesses (including DHA); oversight of major government construction projects, technology and procurement; the sale of Medibank Private and reform of the Air Warfare Destroyer Program. She has private-sector experience and was the ACT winner (Community and Government category) and a national finalist in the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
• Ensure DHA fulfils its role in accordance with the Defence Housing Australia Act 1987.
• Conduct DHA’s day-to-day business in accordance with the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Public Service Act 1999 and other relevant legislation.
• Relationship management, including Shareholder Ministers, departmental secretaries and the Chief of the Defence Force.
• Strategic management, including achievement against the Corporate Plan and oversight of the Executive group and staff.