Having spent 30 years as partner of a family farm at Patchewollock that included a trucking and grain trading business, Jenny moved to Mildura to pursue a career at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE as Director Business Development.
During her years on the farm she became actively involved in supporting the role of women in agriculture. She participated in the 2nd International Women in Agriculture International Conference in Washington, later becoming Chair of the Victorian Women in Grains group and more recently a Board member of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women (FAAW).
In recent years, she worked in community development in the Mallee region and was a Churchill Fellow researching the Cooperative movement in USA, Canada and Ireland.
Jenny has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has extensive Board experience as a past Director of regional water authorities and agricultural organisations.
Jenny is very excited about the future of the region as a leader in the global supply of high quality food through the supply chain and the renewable energy sector.