Gemma Walker and her husband run a mixed cropping and sheep property near Munglinup, in Western Australia’s south-east. In addition, she has held a number of Non-Executive Director roles and worked for many years managing farming systems groups to deliver development and extension activities.
Gemma is passionate about empowering all stakeholders in the grains industry to work together to build a sustainable and progressive supply chain which enables Australian growers and processors to profitably produce high quality goods for new and existing domestic and international markets.
In addition to being a Non-Executive Director on Rural Edge Limited Board (formerly Partners in Grain), Gemma is a Non-Executive Director of Grains Research and Development Corporation, Non-Executive Director of Esperance Organised Primary Producers and is a committee member of the Southern Biosecurity Group. Her Board roles have included National and Deputy Chair of Partners in Grain and Committee roles in business development and human resource management.
She has previously served as a GRDC Western Region Panel Member for seven years and as a Board or Committee Member on Muresk Institute of Agriculture Board, the Wheatbelt Area Consultative Committee, Grains West Reference Group, and the Rural Media Association (WA) Committee.
In South Australia, Gemma held appointments on the Loxton Research Centre Consultative Committee and the AgExcellence Alliance Executive Committee in addition to her membership of the Mildura Young Professionals Network Executive Committee and Women Advancing Rural Communities group in Victoria.
Recognised for her significant contribution to sustainable agriculture at the National Landcare Awards, Gemma has also been a finalist in the AgriFutures Australia WA Rural Women’s Awards.