Mar 30, 2023 | ColumnIt is not that long ago that the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires led to serious issues in our nation’s winegrape industry. In 2020, bushfires resulted in tens of thousands of tonnes of Australian wine grapes being lost to smoke taint. While some growers managed to dodge the...
Feb 23, 2023 | ColumnAvailability of adequate housing for regional workers continues to be a major challenge to the agricultural sector, particularly at peak times such as vintage and harvest. The COVID pandemic has exacerbated the ongoing issue around adequate housing stocks in regional...
Feb 21, 2023 | Media ReleasePrimary Producers SA has awarded $14,200 on behalf of the E.W. Stevens Trust to students from remote and regional areas of South Australia, assisting them to continue with their studies. The grants are designed to help relieve pressure on regional families in...
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