Jane has left KRS

Figure 3. Miss Jane, as she was fondly known by all in the department, always made visitors to KRS feel welcome.Neil Macdonald, Regional Director, Katherine

The best known face in Katherine Research Station, Jane Jackson, left us in early February.

Everyone who has dealings with DPIR’s Katherine office or visits the research station knows Jane. She has worked at KRS in various capacities since 1993, and for many years she has been Executive Officer for both the regional administration and the livestock industries division

Hers was the welcoming face when you came into the front office. You may also have experienced her legendary laugh which boomed along the corridor. More than anyone else, she has been responsible for making KRS such a happy place to work.

Jane says she has no plans to leave Katherine and is using up her leave until the middle of the year before deciding what to do next.

Thankfully Leanne Vandersman who has worked alongside Jane for years is able to step into the Executive Officer role until the position is advertised and Angela Donzow, who has had a couple of spells in the KRS office in the past, has come in to backfill Leanne’s finance position.

Last updated: 27 March 2018