Mrs Tanya Cameron (OAM) holds the position of Director of the National Rural Women’s Coalition representing the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA). Tanya is the National President of Country Women’s Association of Australia and lives in Dorrigo in North Eastern NSW and previously lived in Rowena, North Western NSW. Mrs Cameron has been a member of CWA of NSW for 33 years and was awarded a Barwon Group Life Membership in 2008 and CWA of NSW Life Membership 2017.
Born and raised on a farming property in the Moree district in the north-west cropping belt of NSW. Tanya was educated in Moree and at the New England Girls’ School, Armidale. Married (to Jeff) with three adult children and one grandchild, Tanya is a partner in the family beef Cattle business.
Following her term as State President of CWA of NSW Tanya was invited by AGL to chair their Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund to oversee the distribution of $2 million dollars in the greater Gloucester area, for the creation of economically sustainable employment and education opportunities. Over 70 jobs were created during the 18 months of the project for an estimated annual return to the Gloucester economy of over $3.1 million in wages and increased local spend by involved businesses of $1.1 million.
Mrs Cameron was elected to the Walgett Shire Council in September 2016. Tanya’s ten years on the State Executive Committee of NSW (including seven years in office bearing positions), as well as lessons learned in local government and leadership roles outside the Association, have given her ample experience to sit on the NRWC Board.