RFCS NSW Board Members

Meet our Board Members

RFCS NSWโ€™s board members bring a diverse range of experiences and skills to the table, and their dedication to our mission drives us forward.ย 

We are proud to have such a talented and committed group of individuals leading our organisation, and we are confident in their ability to steer us towards continued growth and success.


Diana Fear

Diana is a farmer in the Central West and CEO of the Central West Farming Systems. She serves as a Board Member of Regional Development Australia Central West (RDACW)

Vice Chair

Fiona Jolly

Fiona Jolly is a seasoned Non-Executive Director who draws on her strong experience as a Chief Executive officer and lawyer to work with Boards and businesses undergoing change and growth and operating in highly regulated areas.


Laureta Wallace

Laureta is a public relations professional specialising in the issues impacting agriculture and rural Australia. Currently, Laureta is the General Manager of Media & Communications with the National Farmersโ€™ Federation, the peak body representing Australian farmers, based in Canberra.


Mac McArthur

Mac is an agricultural consultant and farmer with a background in working with and supporting farming and rural communities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Falkland Islands.


Anita Kemp

As a Rural Financial Counselling Service Board Director, Anita brings valuable insight to rural and remote business needs through a life-long connection to regional communities in NSW.


Michael Kemp

Michael brings extensive farming and corporate experience to the board including roles as Governor of the ASX Derivatives Trading Floor Committee, and as an executive with Goldman Sachs.

What Our Clients Say

"It has allowed me to continue with my business when I thought all was lost."

"They have been a great assistance in guiding us through the quite complex application process for the Farm Household Assistance program."

"Tony's knowledge was very beneficial when applying for the Farm Innovation fund. The up to date information via email helpful."

"Very helpful in understanding how to fill in certain forms needed, for the Farm Household allowance. Also had plenty of information on other loans available for our business."

"Encouraged pro-active actions, and assisted with strategic business planning and cash flow preparation to enable us to secure the RIC loans and Drought Loans. Also provided valuable assistance, which is giving us more confidence in our negotiations with the bank."

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Attention Walgett, Bourke, Wilcannia, Nyngan and Dubboโ€ผ๏ธ It's your turn for our FREE Navigate Your Farming & Small Business Natural Hazards workshops.You will learn how to identify and evaluate your financial risks associated with natural hazards, develop your business risk action plan and gain access to support to integrate risk management into your business planning.This is a chance to share your thoughts and opinions as well as finally putting the plan in your head onto paper.For more information or to register head here ๐Ÿ‘‰ rfcs-nsw.microsoftcrmportals.com/homeThe Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF) is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.Walgett Shire Council Bourke Shire Council Central Darling Shire Council Bogan Shire Council Dubbo Regional Council ... See MoreSee Less
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The Rural Financial Counselling Service Program is funded by the Australian Government and the New South Wales Government and is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry