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Thank you for all you are doing.

9 January 2020

Returning to work this week, the ARLF team is acutely aware of the impact of the fire and weather emergency facing rural and regional communities and our industries. We are grateful for those...

New Job Opportunity: Manager, Communications

19 December 2019

Join our dynamic and growing team to assist us in sharing the ARLF story and that of the people and communities we have an impact on across rural regional and remote Australia. Manager:...

Tanya Stevenson – Collaboration is Key to Transforming Regions

3 December 2019

For Tanya Stevenson, project development was the highlight of her experience taking part in the Leadership for our Regions program in 2019. “It was great to design a new idea to address our...

Alana Johnson – Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

27 November 2019

Alana Johnson, graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program - Course 14 has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University. Alana is recognised nationally and internationally for her work in rural...

Sanjeeta Singh – Putting People First

19 November 2019

“People are our business and we have a responsibility for their safety and welfare,” says Sanjeeta Singh, Head of Risk, Safety and Environment at Elders. The graduate of the Foundation’s 2019 Agribusiness Leadership...

Andy Kidd – Agribusiness

11 November 2019

Senior Agribusiness Manager of the Westpac Tamworth branch, Andy Kidd, recognises that cultivating trust and valuing people are key aspects to success in his job. Since graduating from the Agribusiness Leadership Program in...

First Alumni Scholar Has Graduated

7 November 2019

This year saw the first Alumni Scholar of the Australian Rural Leadership Program - Course 25, graduate. Yola Bakker took a creative approach to her sponsor report and recited it at the 2019...

Tim Ferraro – Making the Plan Happen

1 November 2019

General Manager of Soil Conservation Service, Tim Ferraro, is about to undertake his biggest project to date. Valued at $37.5 million, the recent Australian Rural Leadership Program graduate is leading the project to...

Wrap Up – ARLF Gala Dinner 2019

28 October 2019

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) Gala Dinner was a huge success for 2019. Over 220 people, including sponsors, Alumni, Board members, politicians and friends of the Foundation gathered at the National Arboretum...

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

25 October 2019

12pm (AEDT) 15 November 2019 Boardroom of the Australian Forest Products Association 24 Napier Close, Deakin ACT This notice, associated with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s 27th Annual General Meeting, contains: The Agenda...

Milparanga Graduation September 2019

4 October 2019

Congratulations to all the graduates from our most recent Milparanga Leadership program. The night was co-emceed by Waverley Stanley, ARLP 12 and Michelle Deshong, ARLF Associate. Melissa Fletcher, ARLP 18 gave a powerful...

Lyn French: Bringing it Back to the Outback

11 September 2019

Lyn French has transformed regional isolation into an opportunity for increased educational support and luxury outback tourism. After graduating from Course 20 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, Lyn has focused her leadership...

Join Our Team

10 September 2019

The ARLF is currently recruiting: Join our wonderful Canberra team to support and enhance the leadership capabilities in rural, regional and remote Australia. Please submit your CV and a cover letter explaining your...

ARLP Course 26 Directory

10 September 2019

We are proud to showcase the participants on Course 26 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. The Directory outlines our participants' backgrounds, their commitment to rural and regional Australia and what they hope...

The Australian Rural leadership Foundation and Scott Morrison Value Closer Ties with Vietnam

23 August 2019

The Australian Rural leadership Foundation (ARLF) will immerse 35 leaders from across rural, regional and remote Australia in Vietnam early next year. These leaders are part of the most in-depth experiential leadership development...

Lisa Dwyer: Never Waste a Crisis

15 August 2019

The dairy and live export industries are two of the most turbulent and highly publicised industries in agriculture today, and Lisa Dwyer is leading the charge in both of them. Graduate of the...

Torres Strait Women’s Leadership Program Wrap

14 August 2019

Session One : 27 - 31 July 2019 Nine women leaders of the Torres Strait completed session one of the Torres Strait Women’s Leadership Program in July. The Program, now in its 6th year...

ARLF / KMPG COCKTAIL FUNCTION

14 August 2019

ARLF Fellows Keelen Mailman and Troy Setter were centre stage at a recent cocktail function at the Brisbane office of KPMG, sharing their experience of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Both had travelled...

The ARLP Impact: Unlocking Authenticity and Fuelling Advocacy

8 August 2019

It may have been the lure of large machinery that drew John Durham from his sheep-farming roots into the cotton industry, but it’s a passion for the fibre, the progressive and innovative industry,...

ANNUAL GALA DINNER 2019

6 August 2019

The ARLF Gala Dinner is the premier event on the ARLF calendar. The annual event is a culmination of a week-long focus on regional, rural and remote Australia in Canberra and the theme...

Helen Jenkins – Two Steps Forward, None Going Back

5 August 2019

Nobody else is doing what Helen Jenkins, recent graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, is doing within the seafood industry. Having worked in the seafood field for over 30 years, Helen is...

“It’s a Gift”: Wool Industry Leader on the ARLP

1 August 2019

Bookham farmer, David Young, is at the tail-end of his incredible experience with Course 25 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP), sponsored by the Australian Wool Innovation. Here, he reflects on how...

A Grains Leader’s Inclusive Approach to Sustained Change

16 July 2019

David Jochinke may be used to a high-pressure role as president of the Victorian Farmers Federation, but his first leadership role model was entirely grass-roots: his grandfather. Since taking part in Course 18...

Supporting Our Alumni Founded Charity

12 July 2019

This year for our Gala Event, we've decided to do things a little different - we've partnered with @Humanitix, the first not-for-profit ticketing platform.  Profits from all booking fees will be donated to @Yalari as our...

Scholarship Opportunity for Agriculture Leaders

12 July 2019

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is pleased to announce The John B. Foundation Innovation in Agriculture Scholarship. The Scholarship has been established for a leader in the agriculture sector to develop themselves and...

Ingrain in the Grains: Caroline Rhodes

11 July 2019

Only 14 months as CEO of Grain Producers South Australia (GPSA) and Caroline Rhodes is fuelling the industry with leadership initiatives to enhance productivity and sustainability. A chief advocate for enabling people to...

Safeguarding the Australian Pork Industry with Proactive Leadership

4 July 2019

In a global industry, already crippled by the effects of African Swine Fever in China, Rhys Collins, Executive General Manager at SunPork Fresh Foods, has big plans to ensure the sustainability and value...

Ekka Alumni Luncheon 2019

17 June 2019

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation welcomes you to lunch at The Ekka! We are proud to showcase an experienced panel of leaders – all graduates of an ARLF program. This is the perfect...

Media Release – ARLP Course 26

7 June 2019

Thirty-five people from across rural, regional and remote Australia have been selected to partake in Course 26 of the iconic Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) announced Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive of the Australian...

Launch of the New ‘Leadership for our Regions’ Program

6 June 2019

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) in collaboration with the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is proud to announce the inaugural ‘Leadership For Our Regions’ program. The first in this pilot series funded by...

Prizing the People Behind the Process

14 May 2019

Red meat industry leader Melissa Fletcher grew up ‘taking the lead’ for herself; pursuing exactly what she wanted to learn and do. Now, she leads for others, working hard to instill pride and...

A liberated leader: Catherine Marriott

15 April 2019

From confident cattle industry leader, to so much more, Catherine Marriott reflects on what she has learned since taking part in course 17 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, and how the challenges...

Knowing Your Purpose To Choose Your Path

9 April 2019

Professor Jacinta Elston took part in Course 20 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) almost five years ago, but it sowed seeds that have led her to say ‘yes’ to one of...

Leading for Climate Action

9 April 2019

From Young Farmer of the Year in 2015, to a participant on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s Rice Growers’ Association – Emerging Leaders Program in 2018, Anika Molesworth has her sights unwaveringly set...

ARLF Luncheon

8 April 2019

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation welcomes you to lunch at The Ekka! We are proud to present an experienced panel of ARLF leaders. This is a perfect opportunity to engage with ARLF Alumni,...

Agribusiness leaders graduate 2017

16 June 2017

Sixteen leaders graduated from the second Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program last week in Sydney. The leaders came from different organisations and locations to collectively develop themselves as leaders, develop relationships and collaborate with...

Leaders graduate from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program

23 May 2017

Eleven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders graduated in Dubbo on 11 May from the first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program (NATSILP). Participants travelled from all over Australia to be part...

Australians travel to Indonesia as part of leadership program

15 May 2017

Thirty-six leaders from throughout rural, regional and remote Australia arrived in Indonesia on 13 May 2017, to spend two weeks experiencing Java and Sumatra from a leadership development perspective. The trip is part...

Diverse leaders chosen for iconic leadership program

10 May 2017

Thirty-three leaders from diverse industries, communities and backgrounds have been selected to undertake the iconic Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) announced Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. The ARLP...

Twelve emerging rural leaders graduate from TRAIL program

10 May 2017

Twelve emerging leaders from throughout Australia graduated from the Training Rural Australians In Leadership (TRAIL) program in Canberra on Tuesday 2 May. TRAIL is an eight-day cross-sector leadership program delivered by the Australian...

Agribusiness Leaders Program 2017

7 April 2017

Sixteen agribusiness leaders from across Australia travelled to Melbourne to commence the first of three sessions of the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program (AALP). The focus of this session was: Self and Others; Perceptions...

New Patrons to promote rural, regional and remote leadership

27 February 2017

Mr Tim Fairfax AC, Professor Colleen Hayward AM and Mr Andrew Robb AO, have agreed to become Patrons of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF). ARLF Chairman, Michael Carroll, welcomed the new Patrons,...

Rural leaders visit northeast Victoria

17 February 2017

This week the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) Course 23, travelled from all over Australia to convene in northeast Victoria as part of the Case Study component of the program. They delved into...

Regional Australia leaders meet in Melbourne

22 November 2016

Thirty-one leaders from rural, regional and remote Australia have gathered in Melbourne this week to enhance their leadership skills and build networks. Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) Chief Executive, Matt Linnegar, said this...

New Patron announced at Annual General Meeting

17 November 2016

Australia's Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has agreed to become the Patron-in-Chief of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF). ARLF Chairman, Michael Carroll, welcomed the support...

Ten Torres Strait women graduate from leadership program

17 October 2016

Ten women leaders of the Torres Strait completed their third and final session of the Torres Strait Women’s Leadership Program in Canberra last week. This program is specifically for Torres Strait Islander and...

ARLP Course 22 graduate in Perth

4 October 2016

The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) Course 22 graduated in Perth on 22 September at the Foundation’s Gala Dinner. The evening commenced with an ARLP past-participant panel discussion facilitated by Leigh Radford from...

23rd cohort of leaders commences in the Kimberley

15 August 2016

A brand new cohort of established leaders are heading for the remote Kimberley region to commence the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP). This is the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s iconic, national leadership development...

Agribusiness Leadership Program makes an impact

27 June 2016

Fifteen leaders from 11 agribusiness organisations have graduated from the Foundation’s inaugural Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program. This highly engaged cohort of agribusiness leaders from around Australia experienced their final program session from 20-24...

Rice industry hones leaders

26 June 2016

The 2016 Rice Industry Leadership Program, which the Foundation delivers for the Ricegrowers Association of Australia, wrapped up in the NSW Riverina last week. Participants spent time exploring diverse businesses and leadership challenges...

C22 embrace Indonesia study tour

13 June 2016

The 22nd cohort of the Australian Rural Leadership Program saw 25 regional leaders from around Australia travel to Indonesia. Over two weeks, the group explored three main regions - Jakarta, Lampung and Bandung. The...

Well-rounded Riverina Case study for C22

23 February 2016

The fourth session of the 17-month Australian Rural Leadership Program, Course 22 took place across the New South Wales Western Riverina region from 13-19 February 2016. The focus for this session of the...