Meet the RFCS Project Board
Stephen spent 30 years as a dairy farmer including 9 years as secretary of the local Landcare group and 17 years on the Board of an agricultural co-operative. He now lives in Tatura and runs a retail business while continuing a long history of community involvement as Chair of GV Agcare and representing the Goulburn Valley on the Board of AgBiz Assist.
Greg started his career as a CPA and now has over 35 years’ experience in executive finance and CEO roles, non-executive directorships on an ASX listed, NFP, agribusiness and private company boards. He is a partner of a national boutique business consulting firm specialising in business restructuring, executive mentoring, and driving growth in small and medium sized businesses. In 2020, he moved from Melbourne to a small cattle farm in Kiewa with his wife.
Anthony lives at Greta West in N/E Victoria where he is part of the family beef farming operation.
Anthony has a strong background in the public and not for profit sectors both through his professional role as well as a variety of board roles, with a strong focus on governance and assurance.
These roles have included working professionally with the ATO, with local government (Councillor and Mayor), Victorian Government statutory authorities (Board member) and a variety of not for profit community organizations.
Anthony is passionate about issues involving landscape, environment, agriculture and community. These interests have driven Anthony’s strong involvement in Landcare and Community Leadership particularly – and now his involvement as a board member of Agbiz Assist representing Alpine Valleys Community Leadership
A Chartered Accountant and partner in Belmores Accounting Yarrawonga, Chris provides a range of accounting and business advisory services to farming and regional businesses in North East Victoria and South West NSW. He was the inaugural treasurer of North East Agcare Rural Financial Counselling Service. Chris has a broad acre farming background and is involved in many community organisations.
Fiona farms with her family in the Rennie area north of Mulwala. They are broadacre, dryland grain growers also operating a prime lamb enterprise.
Fiona is a life-long learner with a background in applied science and education. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the NFF Diversity in Ag Leadership Program, the Grains Social Leadership Program and most recently the Farmers for Climate Action Climate Smart Agriculture Scholarship. Fiona is the Chair of Riverine Plains Farming Systems Group, has served on the GRDC Southern Panel and is very involved in her local community. She is passionate about building skills and capacity within rural communities.
As a fourth generation primary producer and the current Chair of a regional development program for farmers in the Murray region, Karen has a deep understanding of the dairy industry both at production and industry levels.
She also has a keen interest and strong track record of involvement in research, development and extension in regional policy and economic development and is an active leader in a range of commercial and community organisations.
High level involvement in farming, business and community roles have rewarded David with not only a long service history but also deep connections and a sound understanding of rural life.
Overseeing strategic and financial performance as well as managing the very important interaction between employees and stakeholders for more than 30 years are other valuable assets he brings to his board position.