Atienne has a Masters of International Relations where he studied the intersection between Climate Change, Agriculture, and Politics. He is constantly trying to further his understanding of farming practices and often spends time in Queensland on the family farm. He is currently based in Melbourne.
An experienced cross-sectoral executive and board director, Natalie’s most recent role was CEO for Food and Fibre Great South Coast and Quartz Group, where she is an executive coach.
Her career highlights include being awarded Telstra Business Woman of the Year – Victoria (Community and Government, 2013) and Woman in Renewables of the Year (2018) for business transformation in dairy and energy respectively.
Natalie has spoken at the United Nations, managed over $1.2bn of corporate contracts, negotiated seven bilateral agreements, including Australia’s first treaty with an organisation, NATO, and was previously Chair of Women in Renewables.
Natalie’s other career highlights include managing Rural Affairs for the National Farmers’ Federation, and leading Telstra’s Corporate Affairs for Victoria and Tasmania.
Most recently Tryphena was the community development manager for a local community centre in Canberra, fulfilling her passion for developing and fostering community.
Based in Canberra, Tryphena loves the family lifestyle and opportunities offered by living in the bush capital.
On top of paid employment and raising small humans, she founded and now leads Queenscliffe Climate Action Now – a highly effective local climate action advocacy group who are working in partnership with the Borough of Queenscliffe Council to implement one of Australia’s most ambitious, community-led Climate Emergency Response Plans.
Kitty brings these wide-ranging skills to Farmers for Climate Action to ensure the organisation has the resources it needs to realise its vision and mission.