Meet the Staff

Sian Pladdy

Administration

Sian grew up on a family farm in Wyalkatchem, which is where her love of the wheatbelt and agriculture began.
After graduating high school and enjoying a few years in Perth, Sian returned to the wheatbelt to work and study. While working for CBH and then Elders, Sian completed her Bachelor of Agricultural Science remotely through Charles Sturt University.
Sian then enjoyed a number of years with Ravensdown fertiliser looking after the wheatbelt, and more recently, spent several years working for Gallagher Australian looking after the North of WA.

Sian now runs a 5000 acre property with her husband Steve and new baby Zara, in the scenic town of Bencubbin. They run both cropping and livestock enterprises and are always looking at new industries and innovations to help grow their business and community.

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Jackie Jarvis

Chief Executive Officer

Jackie was a member of the RRR Network Reference Group from 2013 to 2016.

Jackie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Agribusiness professional. She started her career in the finance industry, and gained over 20 years’ experience in the banking sector before moving into the workforce development field.

In 2014 Jackie was named WA Rural Woman of the Year and National Runner-Up by the Rural Industries Researched and Development Corporation.

Most recently Jackie was a Senior Policy Adviser to the Hon Alannah MacTiernan, Minister for  Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade.

Prior to this Jackie was a policy officer with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; and held numerous roles in the in the Not-for Profit sector including with the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA);  the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA)  and as the WA/NT State Manager for the Harvest Trail.

She is a past Commissioner on the Forest Products Commission and has previously served on the Board of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women, as well as undertaking Ministerial appointments to the WA Planning Commission’s South-West Region Committee and the Whicher Water Resource Management Committee.

Jackie lives in Margaret River, where she owns and manages a commercial vineyard and wine production business with her husband Matt and three daughters.

Jackie was appointed as the inaugural CEO of the newly incorporated entity in November 2017.

She can be contacted on phone 0417 998 755.

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