Rural Edge is looking to welcome professional and passionate members from primary industries to their Board of Management.
Rural Edge is a state-wide, not-for-profit organisation supporting and strengthening WA primary industries by providing valued and dynamic professional development opportunities.
Rural Edge is very much driven by primary producers, for all members of the business…. And their community
As Rural Edge is not a commercial organisation, we do not compete with services that are already available. Our role is to provide services and opportunities that are not being delivered or are not readily accessible to rural WA. Our Executive Manager and Board of Management act as a support mechanism to get professional development where and when it’s needed.
Rural Edge is proud to be a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation. We operate a cost-recovery model to deliver our workshops and actively seek partnerships with like-minded parties (private enterprise, government and government agencies) to develop and expand our programs.
The national organisation Partners in Grain was launched in 2001 and was managed in WA by a State Reference Group. In 2017 Rural Edge became its own incorporated association and the national organisation transitioned to an Alliance model.
Rural Edge is a member of the Partners in Grain Alliance to foster collaboration, information sharing, communication and support between alliance members (Vic/Tas, QLD, SA, WA and NSW) who are all not-for-profit organisations delivering professional development to Australian primary producers.
Board of Management
Rural Edge employs an Executive Manager who manages the operational activities of the organisation. The Board’s role is primarily strategic, however, they also contribute on-ground advice/local knowledge and networks for their region.
The main roles of a Board member include:
The Rural Edge Board is a voluntary management committee, however, all related travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed.
Board members are elected for a three-year term. The anticipated time commitments for Board members are:
Current Board members:
CHAIR – Bronwyn Fox, Dandaragan
Portfolio: Sponsorship & funding
VICE CHAIR- Gemma Walker, Munglinup
Portfolio: Workshop development
SECRETARY- Nicole Batten, Yuna
Portfolio: Rural Edge Alliance
TREASURER: Julie Alvaro, Merredin
Helen Woodhams, Kojonup
Natalie Hogg, Williams
Portfolio: Marketing and communication
If you have any questions or are seeking more information about the Rural Edge Board, please contact any of the Board members via email or our Executive Manager, Debra Mullan on 0477 083 999 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org