SpecialityCEO of the Geelong Manufacturing Council
Jennifer Conley is CEO of the Geelong Manufacturing Council, the leading industry association for the manufacturing sector in Geelong and the south-west region of Victoria.
Jennifer has a background in advocacy for business and Australia’s innovative manufacturers. She led a national program from 2011 to 2017 to raise understanding about the value and importance of manufacturing to Australia’s economic future and was inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, a CEO-led group of manufacturers including CSL, Cochlear, Dow Chemical, Boeing, GE, Siemens, Agilent Technologies, Marand, ANCA and Northrup Grumman.
Prior to this she worked in strategic communications, including for a business organisation in Southeast Asia, after starting her career as a writer, editor and journalist in Australia.
She is currently a director on the Board of a specialised technology group, the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong, and a member of the Skilling the Bay Advisory Board, focused on improving education and employment outcomes for people in the Geelong and Barwon regions.