Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program

The next generation of SA’s agricultural leaders have the opportunity to boost their skills through GPSA’s Emerging Leaders Program, modelled on the highly successful SAFF Future Leaders Program that was established in the early 2000s.

The program is adapted for contemporary leadership challenges including social media and director responsibilities and will support succession planning for GPSA and its member organisations, through participation in committee structures and eventually at Board level.

The program initiates structured pathways for future leadership development and offers access to a range of industry leaders and partner organisations working with GPSA to deliver its mandate to be the voice of South Australian grain growers.

Participants learn more about advocacy, effective communication, industry networking, research and innovation and the political landscape.

The inaugural cohort was announced on Thursday 30 May 2019 and graduated in August 2020. They are:

  • Rebekah Starick, Punthari
  • Natalie Sommerville, Spalding
  • Luke Stoeckel, Renmark
  • James Heaslip, Appila
  • Dion Woolford, Kimba
  • Chris Moloney, Arthurton
  • Chad Nickolls, Pinnaroo
  • Andrew Lehmann, Unley