Jay Weatherill

Jay Weatherill

Position: Chief Executive, Thrive by Five initiative
Company: Minderoo Foundation

Biography
Jay Weatherill joined Minderoo Foundation in early 2020 as the Chief Executive of its Thrive by Five initiative. Jay previously served as the 45th Premier of South Australia, leading a Labor state government from October 2011 to March 2018. Jay is currently an Ambassador for the international children’s education organisation Reggio Emilia, and sits on a research project for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. Prior to his political career, Jay set up a law firm specialising in employment law. He holds Law and Economics degrees from the University of Adelaide and has recently been appointed as Industry Professor at the University of South Australia. Jay now calls Perth, Western Australia, home with his wife Melissa and two kids Lucinda and Alice.