Jane Flemming is managing director and proprietor of the sponsorship and marketing company, Flemming Promotions (“FP”), which provides marketing advice to corporations in Australia and the UK, its clients include Cadbury’s, Samsung, British Airways and Coates Hire.
FP has successfully developed corporate sponsorship strategies and implemented major multi-million dollar sponsorships on behalf of it’s clients. Some of those programmes are now held as best practice examples. It specialises in developing and implementing unique high-end marketing strategies, to influence key decisions makers on behalf of clients.
Jane Flemming is also a well known Australian sporting personality. During her sporting career, she was a dual Olympian representative, duel Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and dual Silver medallist. She held 13 national titles, had a world ranking of 2 and broke numerous records in elite competition. She remains the Commonwealth Games Heptathlon record holder (set in 1990).
Jane retired from representative athletics in 1997 to focus on a marketing, media and commercial career. She has worked for Channels 7, 9, 10 and SBS and radio, presenting nightly sports news, in Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship commentary roles as well as appearing as a host and special guest. She is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, and provides sponsorship and marketing expertise to a number of high profile publicly listed companies.
She has commentated track and field at Olympic Games, 9 World Championships four Commonwealth Games and is about to head to the Gold Coast to commentate on her fifth Commonwealth Games for the International Host Broadcaster. Jane is also a regular expert commentator on all things sport and sponsorship.
Amongst her activities, Jane also operated a successful merchandising business from 1996 to 2001 and wrote and published a book “Fast Track to Success”.
In 2013 Jane became a founding Director of a community health initiative, LIVE LIVE GET ACTIVE (“LLGA”). LLGA looks to build a fitter, healthier and happier Australia by delivering FREE health, fitness and nutritional initiatives both online and in the parks, suburbs and cities of Australia. LLGA has now launched more than 130+ sites across 6 Australian states.
Jane devotes a significant amount of her time to charities including as director of the “Humpty Dumpty Foundation” (since 2006) and is an ambassador for the “The National Breast Cancer Foundation” (since 1998). In 2007 she walked the Kokoda Track raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities and in 2010 climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise in excess of $1 million for Humpty Dumpty Foundation. In 2016 Jane also walked across the Tasmanian overland track.
Jane is also a highly experienced and popular keynote conference speaker and MC.
She is married to Ian Purchas (insolvency accountant) and they have twin boys, James and Samuel born in May 2008.
Jane was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to Athletics and the community in 2014 and in 2016 was a named in Westpac’s and the Financial reviews Australia’s list of 100 most influential women.