Originally from England, Jack moved to Australia in his youth and proudly became an Australian citizen. He grew up in Perth, before graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and Marketing.

During his degree, Jack completed internships focused on economics and finance at EY and Faithful+Gould in Doha and Dubai, and then KordaMentha in Perth. After graduating university, he became a consultant in the corporate finance sector for PwC.

Subsequently, Jack transitioned to his passion for policy and government as a contracted Policy Advisor at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME), the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) and here at Shelter WA.

Jack then gained invaluable experience as a Staffer to a WA State MP and a Campaign Coordinator for the Labor Party in the 2019 Federal Election. After the election Jack made Shelter his home to focus on creating change in the housing and homelessness sector.

Jack believes in fairness, equality and a fair go for all. He is passionate about tackling economic inequality, advocating for social justice and creating a fairer Australian society. Through his living and working experiences, he recognises and respects the value of each person, as individuals, as members of society, and as collective groups within our community.

He understands for people to have a go and reach their true potential they need a home – a base. A home should be the secure foundation that makes it easier to solve problems and truly participate in the community. Jack supports Shelter WA’s vision that all people, living in Western Australia, should have housing that enables them to thrive.


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Jack Thornton

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