Jan Cameron of Katmandu installs conservationist as woodchip mill manager in Tasmania

JanCameron is an amazing woman appoints conservationist to run woodchip mill in Tasmania tinyurl.com/6bamy4j             tinyurl.com/27ru3em
One of Australia’s wealthiest individuals gives away much of her fortune each year. She is  best known as the founder of retail chain Kathmandu, which she sold in 2006 for a personal profit of about $236 million.

Cameron, who lives in Tasmania, says she does a lot of work from a local cafe “mostly by telephone, I don’t use computers.”

Cameron also revealed that one of the secrets to her success – frugality.

“The only time I fly business class is when I use frequent flyer upgrades. It’s a state of mind, you get on a plane and turn off and go into your own little world. To this day I try and extract the value out of everything that I do. Clothes, I wear into the ground. The ironic thing is I’ve made a fortune selling clothes and spend so little buying clothes for myself.”

“Personally I give away my income for the year. For the past four years I think I’ve donated about $35 million into a charitable fund.”

While those in the industry will be concerned, they need to realise they are in good hands.


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The Australian Centre for Sustainability Literacy is a division of Julie Boyd and Associates, who have been working for three decades to educate students in becoming positively contributing world citizens. We use a careful integration of solid research and evidence from a broad range of fields across education, community, business and leadership to support the 7th Generation concept which says that all decisions need to be made for the benefit of 7 generations forward.
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