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Natalie Collard

CEO of Farmers for Climate Action

Natalie is a highly-regarded advocate for regional Australia, agriculture, renewable energy, innovation and women’s leadership.

An experienced cross-sectoral executive and board director, Natalie’s most recent role was CEO for Food and Fibre Great South Coast and Quartz Group, where she is an executive coach.

Her career highlights include being awarded Telstra Business Woman of the Year – Victoria (Community and Government, 2013) and Woman in Renewables of the Year (2018) for business transformation in dairy and energy respectively.

Natalie has spoken at the United Nations, managed over $1.2bn of corporate contracts, negotiated seven bilateral agreements, including Australia’s first treaty with an organisation, NATO, and was previously Chair of Women in Renewables.

Natalie’s other career highlights include managing Rural Affairs for the National Farmers’ Federation, and leading Telstra’s Corporate Affairs for Victoria and Tasmania.

Natalie will be speaking at the Conversations in the City stream – Seeds of Transformation: Nurturing change in the paddock and beyond.