QRRRWN’s volunteer board brings together an exceptional group of talented women who are inspired to offer their time, experience, and effort for RRR women of Queensland. They believe in the future of rural Queensland and in the capacities of women in those communities to make a difference for themselves and others.
The board meets by phone hook up monthly with face-to-face meetings occurring twice a year. An executive of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer can make critical decisions between meetings. Each meeting, board members report on the actions taken to progress various portfolios including communications, membership, social media, annual conference, partnerships and sponsorships, projects and finances.
The QRRRWN's Board is composed of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Board Members. All of these positions are completely voluntary and are elected annually by QRRRWN members.
Alison Mobbs - President
Alison is a director and secretary of Mobbs Cattle Co Pty Ltd; breeding beef cattle south of Blackall in the central west of Queensland. She and her husband have in the past few years diversified into earthworks and most recently have purchased a motel in Longreach.
Alison has many years experience in devising and delivering community based cultural and skill development projects, events and training. Her interests are wide ranging and include business, the arts, tourism, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, community development and education.
Alison has completed a Master of Business Administration majoring in Leadership as well as Bachelors of Teaching and Education. She has had governance experience as a councillor on the Murweh Shire and as a community representative on steering committees and ministerial and other advisory boards.
Alison was previously the vice president of the Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Women's Network and a branch president and Agricultural and Environment Advisor to the Queensland Country Women’s Association.
Her experience is in engaging stakeholders, working with community members from a diverse range of groups, providing effective facilitation, developing ideas and delivering great outcomes.
Alison would like to leverage the strength of QRRRWN to rally women in rural, regional and remote communities from across Queensland to find and use their voice to be better heard and understood, particularly by people of influence. And similarly, she would love women from ‘rrr’ communities to develop the skills to better hear and understand others so that their surging energy can be thoughtfully directed towards areas of most impact.
TRUDY AZZOPARDI - VICE PRESIDENT
Trudy Azzopardi is the local Bank Manager for Westpac based at Roma. Trudy is passionate about helping women achieve and connect through networks such as QRRRWN. From growing up on farming properties in regional NSW to working for Westpac over the last 12 and a half years Trudy has spent the majority of her time in regional communities throughout NSW and QLD and is familiar with the challenges and opportunity that many rural women face.
Trudy's time with Westpac has taken her on a development pathway from teller, through sales roles into leadership at a young age. Since this time Trudy has developed a strong leadership skill set with extensive finance industry knowledge including understanding the needs and requirements of small to medium enterprise businesses.
Contact details for all the QRRRWN's Executive and Board members are listed below:
The QRRRWN has been ably led by a variety of committed, enthusiastic women since it was founded in 1993. Past Presidents: