Riverine Plains Inc employs a number of specialist staff to administer the group
Catherine is the group’s Chief Executive Officer. Catherine brings to the role a wealth of experience in building farmer member-based organisations, building partnerships and developing and managing research.
As inaugural CEO, Catherine will develop and deliver both a value driven strategic and an operating plan to ensure research, events and services are delivered which are relevant, increase profitability and deliver value for all members, partners and the organisation.
Over the past 20 years Emily has held management roles across a variety of industries from Corporate Banking to Hospitality. Emily has been running her own Marketing and Events Management business for the past 7 years, with a particular focus on agriculture, regional and rural NSW. She and her husband run a small mixed farming enterprise near Wagga Wagga.
Emily holds a B Sc. Resource and Environmental Management
As Project Officer, Jane works across a portfolio of research, development and extension projects, including the Australian Cool Farm Initiative and projects on managing subsoil acidity and soil health.
Jane has a background in surface water modelling and gully erosion research and brings strong mapping and computing skills to the team.
Over the last 20 years, Sara has held management roles in agricultural research in state and federal government as well as large investors in rural research, development and extension within the agricultural science and rural industries.
Sara has a PhD in climate change research and specific knowledge in the grains industry, agrotechnology, digital agriculture and organisational performance. She has also worked extensively in program and project management roles, as well as in strategy development and implementation.
Kate provides project management services for Riverine Plains. Kate has a background in agricultural economics, and has worked in various agricultural roles for 20 years. Kate currently manages community engagement projects, on- farm demonstrations and discussion groups for Riverine Plains.
Michelle is the editor of the Newsletter and Grower Bulletin. She also produces media releases and generates other written content for Riverine Plains Inc. Michelle has a background in grains extension and agricultural writing.