Farmers for Climate Action welcome new CEO
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Farmers for Climate Action (FCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Dr Fiona Davis.
Dr Davis, who grew up on a dairy farm in northern Victoria, has held the position of FCA’s Deputy Director for the past three years and has led the team as Interim CEO for the last three months.
Dr Davis said she was excited to embrace the new role at a pivotal time for the organisation.
“The conversation around climate is changing rapidly and there is a growing political appetite for how agriculture will achieve a net zero emissions target,” she said.
“At the same time more opportunities are emerging for farmers and regional communities to really benefit from the clean energy transition.
“With the lead up to the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow later this year, as well as a possible Federal election, we have an incredible opportunity to influence much stronger climate commitments.”
Prior to this, Dr Davis was a journalist and communications consultant, specialising in agriculture and the environment. She also has her PHD in Australian history.
FCA chair Charlie Prell said Dr Davis was the ideal person to lead FCA in its work to represent farmers and regional Australians as they worked to address climate change.
“Fiona has the knowledge, skills, relationships and passion for farming which ideally position her to take on this role and provide a smooth transition as FCA enters an exciting new chapter of its work,” he said.
“FCA will continue to be focused on amplifying the voices of farmers and shifting the politics of climate change.”