Tress is the CEO of InterGrain, a leading national wheat and barley breeding business. Tress started her career in the small WA wheatbelt town of Three Springs working for the Department of Agriculture Western Australia as an agronomist.

In 2015, Tress won the WA Rural Women’s Awards for her project ‘Oodles of Noodles’, which was designed to raise the consumption of WA grown udon noodles.

In recent years, Tress has been active in promoting the grains industry as a career opportunity to school students and a strong advocate for increased women’s participation in the grains industry.