CEO

Fiona will be speaking in Session 10. A focus on carbon and water. Click here to see more.

Biography

Fiona grew up on a dairy farm in northern Victoria and began a career in agriculture and climate change in the early 2000s when she took up a cadetship at the Country News in Shepparton. She deepened her understanding of the issues at the Victoria-wide agriculture paper Stock and Land, and later at Melbourne-based strategy and public relations consultancy, Currie Communications, working with a variety of clients including University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute, Meat and Livestock Australia’s environment program, and the Victorian Government.

As Farmers for Climate Action’s Deputy Director between 2018 and 2021, Fiona was responsible for assisting the CEO to meet the objectives in Farmers for Climate Action’s strategic plan and operational plan. In particular, Fiona took the lead on the organisation’s internal and external communications, operations, and people and culture.

Today, as CEO of Farmers for Climate Action, Fiona is excited to lead the nearly 7000-strong farmer-led movement into its next exciting phase. As well as her work in agriculture and climate change, Fiona has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Australian Catholic University in 2018.