In 2002 she took up the role as CEO of Equestrian NSW and thus started her journey as a leader of membership and advocacy organisations. In 2007 equine influenza hit Australia and Wendy spearheaded the NSW response to the crisis, championing members and horse-related businesses throughout the state as the industry struggled to cope with the financial and social impact EI had on the industry. She managed the distribution of over $25 million of relief funds to those affected during the six-month-long lockdown of equestrian activity. Most recently Wendy was CEO of Country Education Foundation of Australia where she fought for better outcomes for rural and regional education and supported country students in their transition from high school into university, TAFE, training and jobs.
James is extremely passionate about climate action - especially where it involves groups affected by the impacts of climate change. He holds a Bachelor of Development Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from the ANU, and is currently studying a Masters in Climate Change.
While at Currie, she supported agricultural and environmental clients, including Citrus Australia, Australian Wool Innovation and the Victorian Government. Fiona particularly enjoyed helping University of Queensland scientists publically share their research into issues relating to global change, including renewable energy. Fiona has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Australian Catholic University. She has enjoyed returning to agriculture, and directing her research and analytic skills at the promotion of climate action, a cause close to her heart.
Cam was instrumental in Cathy McGowan’s two successful campaigns for the federal seat of Indi and he has worked with a number of advocacy groups.
Cam also has experience working for federal parliamentarians and he uses that, along with his extensive knowledge of community based campaigns in his role as Campaigns Director at FCA.