Jack Thornton

Originally from England, Jack moved to Australia in his youth and 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 for EY and Faithful+Gould in Doha and Dubai, and then KordaMentha in Perth.

After graduating, he worked as a consultant in the corporate finance sector for PwC.

Subsequently, Jack transitioned to policy and government sectors gaining policy, political and media experience as a Policy Advisor at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) and most recently the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS).

Jack believes in fairness, equality and a fair go for all. He is passionate about tackling 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 also understands for people to reach their true potential they need a home – a base – and support’s Shelter WA’s vision that all people, living in Western Australia, should have housing that enables them to thrive.

Outside of working life, Jack is a passionate sports fan.