Jan Hutton (she/her)


Jan is a well-regarded catalyst for transformation, a strategist, digital influencer and global branding specialist. As a trusted business leader, with the ability to identify and drive growth, she has a proud track record, delivering sustainable strategies that enhance competitive positioning.

Having acquired international experience in both government and private sector, as former Managing Director within the Ogilvy group, Director and board member of The Nielsen Company, CMO of South African Tourism, CMO of Deloitte Consulting Africa, CMO of Destination Gold Coast, GM Marketing for Destination NSW, and currently CEO of ATDW, Jan’s career path has been a combination of senior management consulting, strategy, marketing, and event and place development. Jan has beneficial mega-event experience, having led the global marketing strategy and implementation for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and also co-led the development of the successful Vivid Sydney strategy. With specialisation in developing purpose-led organisations, Jan combines leading creative capabilities with deep travel and tourism industry knowledge, business strategy, technology experience and data-driven insights to help businesses see what’s possible. She brings a wealth of valuable experience, as well as being an Institute of Directors alumni, to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras board.

“Never before has unity been more critical in the world, giving us all a sense of belonging.  The Mardi Gras movement is about blending the meaning of the message, with scaled visibility.” – Jan Hutton

Jan Hutton (she/her)


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.