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40 Under 40

Helping the community never goes out of fashion

40 Under 40

How much individuals give back to the community is a big part of the 40 Under 40 Awards judging, and these women epitomise this with their work both within and outside their organisations.

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Jane Brunton
OZ Minerals / Manager – Commercial

OZ Minerals Commercial Manager Jane Brunton got her start in mining as a FIFO engineer before working on two South Australian mines.

In 2018, she joined OZ Minerals to work on the company’s growth pipeline, including the Carrapateena Expansion Study, the West Musgrave Project, the Prominent Hill Expansion Study and merger and acquisition opportunities.

Jane became a member of the 2019 Industry Leaders Fund Scholar Network, which shares talent and knowledge within the industries and the communities in South Australia.

She’s also the Secretary of the Adelaide MBA Alumni Committee and the Young Achiever winner of the 2020 SA Premier’s Awards.

Jennifer Lynch
McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association / CEO & Executive General Manager

‘A rising tide lifts all boats’ is the driving principle behind Jennifer Lynch’s vision for developing a strong Australian wine industry.

The CEO for McLaren Vale’s peak wine and tourism body – the McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association – says the region can only reach its full potential when all other Australian regional communities are prosperous and sustainable too.

In an effort to foster cooperation, collaboration and education across the sector, Jennifer has co-led Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, the national sustainability program for wine grape growers and wine producers.

She says her role as a young, female CEO working in an Australian regional community is indicative of the changing diversity occurring across business.

Jess de Campo
Imagine Uraidla / Chair

Imagine Uraidla is a thriving community organisation in the Adelaide Hills that exists to inspire, connect and grow a vibrant, resilient and caring district.

As chair, Jess de Campo has helped lead Imagine Uraidla as it transformed the district into a thriving community. 

Leaning on her experience as a senior social innovator at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, as well as her work in youth justice, policy and research, Jess says she wants to ensure that Imagine Uraidla is accessible, always listening and responding to community.

Julia Ritorto & Kathryn Forth
The Line II Pty Ltd / Creative Directors

Julia Ritorto and Kathryn Forth are the Creative Directors behind Adelaide brands Acler and Significant Other. 

The pair developed a friendship while working at an iconic fashion house, where the ideas for their own fashion label began.

Together they have created an international womenswear business that exports to more than 44 countries and is stocked by some of the biggest names in fashion, including Saks, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Julia and Kathryn operate the two brands from a design studio in the heart of Adelaide, employing more than 30 women and partnering with female-owned and operated businesses across the globe.

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