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 6000-strong farmer-led movement into its next exciting phase.
She spent over 5 years as the Lock the Gate Victorian Coordinator and played a key role in the successful gasfield free campaign which lead to a permanent ban on all unconventional gas mining and fracking in Victoria.
She is passionate about empowering farmers and regional communities to have a leading voice on climate, securing our food & water security and driving ambitious climate change policy.
His postgraduate studies in Anthropology have assisted him when advocating for Indigenous children’s rights to a culturally safe education and campaigning for Indigenous communities' wishes to have their Country respected and cared for, ensuring the land and river systems can continue to provide for future generations.
Andy’s previous role was Principal of Yakanarra Community School on Walmajarri Country. Here he developed his passion and skillset in fundraising and campaigning for positive change on social and environmental issues such as forced closures of remote Indigenous communities, funding cuts to Indigenous language teachers, gas fracking on Indigenous land and mass irrigation of the Fitzroy River.
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 Strategy Director at FCA.
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.
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.