Following its Annual General Meeting, the National Rural Women’s Coalition is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2016/2017.
Alwyn Friedersdorff from Wynyard, Tasmania (President)
Leonie Noble from Geraldton, Western Australia (Vice President)
Dorothy Coombe from Ringwood, Victoria (Treasurer)
Sarah Parker from Undera, Victoria (Secretary)
Lisa Shipley from Tamworth, New South Wales
Dr Kim Webber from Richmond, Victoria
Rechelle Leahy from Armidale, New South Wales
Hannah Wandel from Kingston, ACT
The Directors of the National Rural Women’s Coalition comprise of representatives from –
Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) - Alwyn Friedersdorff
Women’s Industry Seafood Community (WINSC) – Leonie Noble
Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) – Dorothy Coombe
Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) – Sarah Parker
Indigenous Rural Women’s Representative – Lisa Shipley
National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) – Dr Kim Webber
Plus two independent directors
Independent Director – Rechelle Leahy
Independent Director – Hannah Wandel
The Board of Directors will provide a clear supportive leadership and determine a consequential and energizing pathway for a long-term presence in rural, regional and remote Australia for the National Rural Women’s Coalition.
“I regard the talented Directors on the Board as my ‘string of pearls’ who shine in their own manner and work together to make a valuable contribution. ” says President, Alwyn Friedersdorff.
The National Rural Women’s Coalition will continue to provide a powerful voice for rural, regional and remote women as well as many platforms to increase the capacity and capabilities of women in these areas. Some of the project initiatives from the NRWC will include virtual training classrooms, leadership programs, forums, meetings, webinars and through all its projects, the National Rural Women’s Coalition also provides amazing networking opportunities.