Moving to Queensland in 1984, Cr Jane Pickels quickly became involved through committee work and volunteering. She is married to Greg and they have four children, and three grandchildren.
When not taking part in hiking and adventure travels, she loves to play and watch sport and is also involved at an administrative level. She is a member of the Middlemount Community Sports Association, and volunteers for the Middlemount Rugby League and Middlemount Race Clubs.
Cr Pickels was re-elected unopposed to represent Division 7 in both 2016 and 2020, having been first elected in 2012.
Prior to her election, Cr Pickels had eight years’ customer service experience with Isaac Regional Council and the former Broadsound Shire.
Cr Pickels chairs Council’s Corporate, Governance and Financial Services Standing Committee and Engineering and Infrastructure Standing Committee. She is also a member of the Planning, Environment and Community Services Standing Committee.
Cr Pickels represents Isaac Regional Council on the boards of Mackay Isaac Tourism Limited and the North Queensland Sports Foundation, and is a member of the Isaac Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee, Bowen Basin Regional Roads and Transport Committee, Great Inland Way Promotions Group and Anglo American Community Reference Forums.