Previously, Janene had worked on a freelance basis within the Australian feature film industry for a period of ten years, followed by the transition to the production of TV commercials. She held positions as Production Manager, then as a Producer of commercials for many independent production houses and feature film producers. Other positions followed, including Executive Producer for Zealot Productions, which is a boutique creative marketing and post production house. At Oasis Films, a TV Commercials production business, she was involved in all aspects of running the business. She also worked as a Producer for Channel 7’s Marketing and Promotions department leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Janene holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.