With 38 years’ experience in the public sector, Deborah has had broad exposure to rural communities, small business, community service organisations and statutory authorities in all states of Australia.  She is aware of many of the financial and bureaucratic challenges faced by rural communities and industries. As a hobby farm owner, Deborah is also an active member of the Indigo Valley community and a CFA volunteer.  Deborah has qualifications in accounting, tax, economics and law.