Jan Edwards nominated for NSW Woman of the Year

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: BDCU Limited's Jan Edwards is a woman of the year finalist for 2018. Photo: supplied.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: BDCU Limited's Jan Edwards is a woman of the year finalist for 2018. Photo: supplied.

Jan Edwards, CEO of BDCU Limited has been listed as a finalist as NSW Regional Woman of the Year in the upcoming NSW Women of the Year Awards.

The award celebrates women from regional NSW who have made significant achievements in areas that are important to regional or rural communities.

The winner will be announced after the public have had a opportunity to vote.

The NSW Women of the Year Awards is in its seventh year and has acknowledged outstanding achievers from all walks of life. Coinciding with International Women’s Day winners will be announced at a breakfast presentation at Darling Harbour on the 8th March. Public voting is open until February 23. Just visit www.women.nsw.gov.au/women_of_the_year_awards

While an accomplished businesswomen, Jan’s passion has always been her family and her community. 

The community know Jan as the CEO of BDCU, but before then, she built a successful career in finance, manufacturing and consulting in Australia and abroad.

Jan combined her love of business, community and family when she moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995 to take the role of CEO at BDCU Limited.

She transformed the credit union into the social enterprise it is today and, now as

BDCU Alliance Bank, it reinvests its profits into local initiatives to improve the social and economic wellbeing of the community.

Outside of her CEO role, Jan finds time to contribute to her community as Chairman of the Wingecarribee Shire Council Risk and Audit Committee and as Director at Harbison Care Retirement Village.

She has also lent her expertise  positions at Rotary, the Southern Highlands Botanical Gardens and Oxley College Private School as well as to a number of committees in the finance and banking sector.