Jane Young was previously the Desart Chair between 2009-2014. Re-elected to the board at the 2015 AGM, after a required break from the board, Jane was again elected by her peers to Chair the Desart board for 2016.
Jane is an Eastern Arrernte woman from Santa Teresa whose country lies on the north-west edge of the Simpson Desert. Jane has been an artist for many years. She was a founding member of Keringke Arts and now paints with Tangentyere Artists in Alice Springs.