Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.

We represent more than 5000 farmers across Australia. Our supporter base includes over 28,000 Australians committed to climate action for agriculture.
Our farmers and our Board can be found across the country: from the tropical north of Queensland to the cooler climes of Tasmania, and from the wine growing regions of Western Australia right across to the sheep and cropping farms of New South Wales. Our staff members are spread across the east coast of Australia. Read on to meet the people that make up Farmers for Climate Action.

Chair

Lucinda Corrigan

Growing up in Western NSW, Lucinda now runs a large multi-property cattle genetics enterprise with her husband in the Murray Valley, east of Albury. Lucinda’s leadership on climate change adaption in the grazing industry was recognised by the National Climate Change and Research facility, being named the 2012 Climate Adaption Champion

Growing up in Western NSW, Lucinda now runs a large multi-property cattle genetics enterprise with her husband in the Murray Valley, east of Albury. Lucinda’s leadership on climate change adaption in the grazing industry was recognised by the National Climate Change and Research facility, being named the 2012 Climate Adaption Champion. To accompany this, Lucinda is also the Director or Chair of multiple Organisations and Councils, including the Commissioner of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Board Member

Michael McDonald

Michael has a farm in Kangaroo Valley in partnership with his wife, Jane. He is a Legal Practitioner of the NSW Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia. Michael has held senior leadership positions in the private and government sectors.

Michael has a farm in Kangaroo Valley in partnership with his wife, Jane. He holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Law, Graduate Diplomas in Employment Relations and Legal Practice and a PhD in Political Science. He is a Legal Practitioner of the NSW Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia. Michael has held senior leadership positions in the private and government sectors.
During his working life he has been a member of not for profit boards including fulfilling the role of chair.
Michael has had a lifelong interest in agriculture and primary production. He has been working on improving the long-term productivity of his farm through care of the soil, encouraging increased biodiversity over the entire farm and capturing increased water on farm. Responding to the clear change in climate and working at ameliorating its impact drives Michael’s approach to agriculture.
Deputy Chair

Charlie Prell

Charlie Prell is a sheep farmer from Crookwell, an hour north of Canberra in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. He is one of four farmers under the Crookwell 2 windfarm.

Charlie Prell is a sheep farmer from Crookwell, an hour north of Canberra in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. He is one of four farmers under the Crookwell 2 windfarm. He has had 20 years of experience in renewables, focusing on wind farms. He is a strong public supporter of the benefits wind farms can bring to small regional communities. He is a passionate advocate for an inclusive “benefit sharing” model for wind farm developments, where the whole community benefits from a windfarm, not just the few who host the turbines. He worked as the NSW Regional Organiser for the Australian Wind Alliance from July 2014 until August 2019.

Charlie was part of the working group and then the steering committee that formed “Farmers for Climate Action”. He was previously co-chair and is currently deputy chair of Farmers for Climate Action. Charlie is passionate about the health and well-being of small regional communities and in assisting these communities to meet the challenge of climate change. He also promotes the opportunities that meeting these challenges can bring to individual farmers and the small regional communities where they live.

Board Member

Brett Hall

Brett is Chairman of the Tasmanian Beef Industry Trust, a Director of Cattle Council, and the Inaugural Chairman of the Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Council.

Brett is Chairman of the Tasmanian Beef Industry Trust, a Director of Cattle Council, and the Inaugural Chairman of the Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Council. He is a former director of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, the former Inaugural Chairman of the Southern Australia Beef Research Council, and a Brigade Chief at the Pawtella Fire Brigade.
Board Member

Robert Purves

Robert’s family has been involved in grazing for four generations. He owns farms in the Bungendore and Yass regions of NSW focusing on lamb, beef and wool production.

During his business career he has been Chairman / Director of a number of publicly listed and private companies covering manufacturing, funds management, health and renewables. Robert is passionate about protecting Australia’s unique landscapes and has been involved with numerous non-profit conservation organisations over a long period.

He is deeply concerned about climate change and is currently a Director of the Climate Council of Australia, and a Director of a renewables company that owns solar and wind farms. Robert established the Purves Environmental Fund which funds numerous environmental initiatives.

Board Member

Angus Emmott

Angus Emmott is a third generation grazier, running Noonbah Station near Longreach in outback Queensland with his wife Karen.

Angus Emmott is a third generation grazier, running Noonbah Station near Longreach in outback Queensland with his wife Karen. An expert in water management, he is former Chairman of the Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee and a former member of the Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee, a government advisory body. He is also a self taught naturalist fascinated by the flora and fauna of the Australian arid zone. In 2004 Angus was awarded an honorary masters of science degree by the University of central Queensland.
Board Member

Anna Rose

Anna Rose comes from a family with a long farming history in the Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains and North-West Slopes of NSW.

Anna Rose comes from a family with a long farming history in the Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains and North-West Slopes of NSW. Anna previously co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, a movement of over 120,000 young people and then ran Earth Hour with WWF-Australia. Anna is author of Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic, and co-starred in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s documentary I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change. Anna previously convened the Vice-Chancellor’s course in Leadership & Influence at the Australian National University. She is a former Churchill Fellow and a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Earthcare award for her services to international environmental protection. She was the Australian Geographic Society’s Conservationist of the Year 2015 and was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards (A.C.T.) the same year. She is an advisory board member of the Australian Geographic Society, and a Director of the Aussie Farmers Foundation and the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute. She is a former Director of Solar Citizens and Green Music Australia. Anna is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Climate Change Centre and an Associate of Melbourne University Sustainable Society Institute.
Board Member

Anika Molesworth

Anika splits her life between her family’s arid outback sheep station in Far Western NSW, her PhD crop trials in central NSW, and lush green rice paddies in Southeast Asia working as a researcher in international agricultural development.

Anika splits her life between her family’s arid outback sheep station in Far Western NSW, her PhD crop trials in central NSW, and lush green rice paddies in Southeast Asia working as a researcher in international agricultural development. She was awarded the 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, 2017 NSW Finalist for Young Australian of the Year, and most recently the NSW Young Achiever Award for Environment and Sustainability. Anika is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming, environmental conservation and climate change action. She helped form Farmers for Climate Action, and connects land managers to researchers through her platform Climate Wise Agriculture in order to build resilience into farming communities. She is also keenly interested in the conservation of natural and cultural heritage in farming communities and manages the International National Trusts Organisation’s Sustainable Farms program. Anika is also a keen speaker and educator on the balance of rural landscapes; including natural resources, and human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Her national and international presentations have included stages at science research conferences and the UN Paris COP21 climate meeting. She encourages her audiences to look past the status quo, to have critical and creative perspectives, and hopes to inspire others to seek excellence in environmental and agricultural work.
Board Member

Christie Kingston

Christie and her husband run their mixed cropping and merino wool farm in Goomalling in Western Australia's Noongar country, a global biodiversity hotspot.

Since 2004, ex-city girl Christie has helped her husband run their mixed cropping and merino wool farm in Goomalling in Ballardong Noongar country, within the southwest Western Australian global biodiversity hotspot. She is an AgZero2030 committee member, a Climate Reality Leader, supports the global goals for sustainable development, and cares deeply about being a generous ancestor and laying good foundations for a peaceful and beautiful world and civilisation in the year 3030.

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Board Member

Dale Park

Dale farms cattle in partnership with his wife Marian at Badgingarra (200km North of Perth in Western Australia).

Dale farms cattle in partnership with his wife Marian at Badgingarra (200km North of Perth in Western Australia). Dale has been watching and been interested in the state of the atmosphere for over 20 years, holding the Environment and Climate Change portfolio for WA Farmers Federation before becoming President in 2012. Dale is on the NFF environment committee and was very involved in the negotiations with the then Labor government on how Agriculture was going to be part of the solution with the introduction of a price on carbon.
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