Oct 27, 2022 | ColumnAustralian Farm Institute’s (AFI) recent roundtable event explored the thorny topic of ESG – investor shorthand to value an industry or company’s performance on environmental, social, and corporate governance metrics – and how it relates to agriculture. In feeding the...
Sep 29, 2022 | ColumnTHE role of leadership in driving change to address the safety risk of sexual harassment in farm workplaces was featured in the agenda of this year’s FarmSafe Australia National Conference, aptly themed ‘Recipe for Averting Disaster’. I was given the task of chairing...
Aug 25, 2022 | ColumnProtecting South Australian livestock and crops from exotic pests and diseases is essential to primary production, both supporting on-farm productivity and helping to underpin our international competitiveness in the trade of agricultural goods. Given the importance...
Aug 8, 2022 | Media ReleaseSustainable food production has been front of mind for thousands of South Australian students thanks to an innovative education initiative. Educating Kids About Agriculture (EKAA), hosted in SA by Primary Producers SA (PPSA), provided teachers and students with...
Chief Executive Officer
Caroline has more than two decades of agribusiness experience, having held senior roles in both the public and private sector and with state and federal farmer representative bodies in Australia, including the former South Australian Farmers’ Federation and the Grains Council of Australia. She was the CEO of Grain Producers SA prior to joining PPSA, and brings skills in strategic communications, stakeholder management and regulatory affairs.
Caroline brings extensive experience in corporate governance and has served on a wide range of industry and community sector boards. Her current board appointments include the Australian Farm Institute, the South Australian Cricket Association, Foodbank South Australia and Rural Business Support. She is a Member of the South Australian Skills Commission, and Chairs the Agribusiness, Food & Wine/Beverages Industry Skills Council.
NRM Liaison Officer
Finance Officer/EO for EW Stevens Trust
Professor simon maddocks
Chair / PPSA
Chair / Grain Producers SA
Deputy Chair / Horticulture Coalition of South Australia
President / Livestock SA
President / South Australian Dairyfarmers' Association
John and wife Karen are equity managers in a 600-cow dairy situated in the Lower South East and co-own a neighbouring 240-cow dairy with John’s brother. They have recently purchased an adjoining 75 hectares, with plans to convert it to a 250-cow dairy. John joined SADA in 2013 with a keen interest in helping facilitate the next generation of dairy farmers; protecting the farmer’s right to farm; securing profitability in the industry and establishing more transparency in industry-relevant government policy and planning. John is secretary of PPSA.
Chief Executive Officer / South Australian Forest Products Association
Chair / Wine Grape Council of SA