NATIONAL Australia Bank Moree agribusiness analyst Megan Davies is the new Future Farmers Network chairperson.
Elected at the organisation’s annual meeting in Roma, Queensland, this month, Ms Davies said FFN would continue to empower, support and advocate for young people in Australian agriculture.
She replaced Dan Korff as chairman, who moved into a director’s position.
Ms Davies, hailing from Coonabarabran, is responsible for the financial analysis of farming and business clients across the cotton, grains, livestock and horticulture industries in the state’s north.
She previously worked for Meat and Livestock Australia, as a meat market analyst and in a communications role, managing key stakeholder relations.
Competition was tough at the FFN meeting, with a field of 14 competing for five vacant posts.
Former FFN treasurer Angus Street stepped down after four years as a director, two of those as treasurer. Harry Wall also retired after two years as a director.
Alex Ramsey was re-elected for a second term, and there are four incoming directors, Christopher Young, Lachlan Sutton, Geoff Birchnell and Sarah Nolet.
“The four new directors fill skills gaps in agricultural technology, policy, governance and startups, as well as bringing a fresh outlook to the organisation,” said Mr Korff.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris, Lachlan, Geoff and Sarah to the board and look forward to their contribution, I’m thrilled to see such energy and passion continue to drive the organisation.”
Ms Davies said Mr Korff’s skills and industry networks had been paramount to FFN’s success in the last few years.
Christopher Young will be vice chairperson, Alex Ramsey, secretary, and Rohan Dunsdon becomes treasurer.