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Jan Owen

CEO, Foundation for Young Australians


Jan Owen is a social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer, and author. As CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians, Jan has led the organisation’s strategic mission to equip young people to create, lead, and thrive. His work has included ground-breaking research about the future of work and education for young Australians, the country’s largest in-school entrepreneurship and youth social enterprise programs, and the launch of several new initiatives. Jan has been awarded honorary doctorates from universities in Sydney and Perth as well the Order of Australia in 2000. Jan is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014).