Convenor, State Parliamentary Country Labor Caucus - May 2016 to present.
1992 to present, Member of the Australian Labor Party.
1994 to present, Member of Emily’s List.
2007 to 2015, President, East Maitland Branch of the Australian Labor Party.
2011 to 2014, President, Maitland Branch State Electorate Council Australian Labor Party.
1996, Established and Foundation Secretary of the Social Justice Committee, ACT Labor.
1994, Secretary, ACT Young Labor.
Chair, Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, 17 June 2015 - 21 June 2019.
Chair, NSW Branch of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Australian Steering Committee - 25 June 2015.
Current Patron of the following organisations:Maitland Regional Art Gallery Members Committee;Maitland District Cricket Umpires Association;Rutherford District Girl Guides;Maitland & District Genealogical Society;Maitland branch of the Northern NSW Federation of Justices of the Peace;Maitland Invitation Racing Pigeon Club;Maitland & District Tennis Association;Maitland Branch of the Northern NSW Federation of Justices of the Peace.;Maitland Croquet Club;Maitland District Cricket Umpires Association;Maitland High School P&C Association;Maitland Invitation Racing Pigeon Club;Maitland Regional Art Gallery Members Committee;Maitland Repertory Theatre;National Service & Combined Forces Association of Australia – Maitland & District Branch; andVolunteers for Palliative Care.Member, Maitland Business Chamber, 2005-Present. Secretary, Women’s Network Hunter NSW, 2012 to 2014. Secretary, Hunter Region BEC Board, 2013 to 2014. Foundation President: Women’s Network Hunter NSW 2005 to 2011, Maitland BPW 2005 to 2010, Hunter River Country (Maitland) Tourism Advisory Board 2000 to 2008. Women’s Electoral Lobby 1995 to 1997. Institute of Public Administration 1995 to 1997.Australian Psychology Society 1995 to 1997.
Lower Hunter Business Woman of the Year - 2005.Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in Maitland -2005.Bus NSW Achievement Award - 2006.National Bus Industry Confederation Achievement Award – 2006.
Married with 2 children.
Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors Course, 2007. Institute of Transport and Logistics at the University of Sydney, Coach Management Course, 2003. Driver Authority Course, 2003. Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Counselling), University of Canberra, 1997. Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 1995. Occupations
1998 to 2015 Managing Director, Marketing Manager, CEO, CFO and Tour Director, tourism and hospitality businesses. 1997 to 1998 Senior Advisor, Member for Fraser 1997-1998, 1992 to 1997 Policy Adviser in Social Justice Coordination and Settlement Planning, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.
Jenny Aitchison is the Member for Maitland, a regional seat in northern
NSW, elected at the 2015 election with the highest margin (13.9%) of any MP
since the Hon Milton Morris OAM was elected in 1973 with close to 65% of two
party preferred votes.
Inaugural Speech, 12 May 2015:
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.