A 40-year-old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment for her role in the brutal 2001 murder of Gold Coast bikie associate Darren Britza.

A woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment over the 2001 murder of a Gold Coast bikie associate.

Jade Maree Clarke, 40, was convicted by a jury on Monday of murdering Darren Britza at Southport in March 2001.

A man has also been charged with Britza’s murder.

Clarke’s week-long trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court heard allegations she and two men went to a panel-beating workshop and brutally bashed and killed the 31-year-old Finks associate.

His remains were found in a shallow grave at Boyland in the Gold Coast hinterland in 2008.

Clarke blew a kiss to relatives in the public gallery and said “tell the kids I love them” as she was led from the dock to begin her life sentence, which is the mandatory penalty for murder in Queensland.

“This was a dreadful crime,” Justice James Douglas told Clarke in sentencing.

The judge added although there was no evidence she injured Britza, the jury had found she was a party to his murder.

Clarke must serve at least 15 years of her sentence behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.