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Jenny Holliday AM

Lets close economic and education gaps through sharing knowledge

Jenny Holliday AM

Director and facilitator

About Me

Jenny is widely known in sport circles for her 14 year stint as a member of the Australian Softball Team including as a member of three world championship teams and the inaugural Bronze medal winning team in Atlanta in 1996.

For her contribution to the game as a player, Jenny was inducted in the International and Australian Softball Halls of Fame in 2001 and 2002 respectively.

Jenny taught at Caulfield Grammar School where she was also the Head of Girls sport and Community Service Coordinator. For her service to sport in the APS system, Jenny was only the second woman to awarded the outstanding service to sport in the Association of Public Schools.

Following her retirement from softball, Jenny was heavily involved with the Olympic movement. This work earned her the Order of Merit for Services to Sport and the Olympic movement and the Australian Sports Medal (Australian Honours System).

Since that time, Jenny has contributed to sport in Australia through a range of roles, most particularly as Softball Australia and Softball Victoria Chair. Her skills are highly respected across the sport having been appointed to a range of commissions for the International Softball Federation including: the Athletes Commission, Administration Commission, Chair of the Women’s Commission, and most recently the ISF Strategic Planning Commission.

Her work roles have continued to immerse Jenny in the not for profit sector including the environment and her role with Matrix on Board; working with hundreds of organisations across the country. Jenny’s commitment to the community is extended through her work in the not for profit sector and has led her in a diverse range of roles from leading an environmental charity to her current role as a Director of Non Profit Training, an organisation with the aim to educate and empower non-profit organisations, so they can focus on their purpose and deliver better outcomes to the community. Of this role she says “I am keenly interested in activities that assist to close economic and education gaps; helping to develop Australia as an inclusive, nurturing and cohesive society”.

In recognition of her contribution to sport, recently Jenny was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Jenny currently sits on the boards of:
Windarring; a disability service provider in regional Victoria
Outdoor Education Foundation; providing journey experience for young people living with disadvantage, and
Outdoor Education Group

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education: Science and Physical Education
Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment

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