Kerry is a businesswoman and community advocate from Central Victoria. Passionate about rural and regional Australia, she is committed to changing the conversation from job seeking to job creation.
Kerry works with industry groups and rural communities across Australia, facilitating authentic and relevant conversations focused on embracing change and seeking out new opportunities. She has worked with timber, rice, wheat and livestock producers to engage with co-operative and collaborative business models.
Since 2013 Kerry has led the highly innovative Operation Next Gen and Be Your Own Boss programs working with rural towns and secondary schools to engage with young people and encourage entrepreneurs.
As a thought leader Kerry frequently represents the region at national and international forums and is invited to present at conferences here and overseas.
In recognition of her extensive networks, knowledge, and passion for rural communities, Kerry was appointed to the Regional Development Australia Loddon Mallee Committee between 2012 and 2015. From 2016 to 2018 she was an expert adviser to the National Farm Cooperatives Pilot Project.