As the Sustainable Food Systems Manager at Perth NRM, Keith has extensive experience in project development and program management.
In his role at Perth NRM, he looks to the future and takes a strategic and collaborative approach to find solutions that lead to more sustainable farming and food systems.
Keith grew up on a livestock farm in Pinjarra, and worked in varying roles in the mining and agricultural sectors. This included 15 years in the wine industry where he developed a passion for improving the sustainability of wine production. This led to further study in environmental management and working in the NRM sector. While in the NRM sector he has been able to draw on industry experience and a passion for ensuring future generations have access to safe, nutritious and healthy food.
Growing up on a small scale beef production farm, Shay developed a passion for the agriculture Industry. Since studying a Bachelor of Conservation Biology & Land Management (Hons), Shay has worked at Perth NRM, most recently as the Regen WA Project Manager & Value Chain Facilitator for the WA Stone Fruit Industry for the past 4 years.
She works closely with the WA stone fruit growers and sees the need to establish farming and business systems which are sustainable for the decades to come.
Shay wants to inspire young people to get involved in agriculture and knows this begins with the establishment of successful and sustainable businesses that a difference in the world, both environmentally and in the provision of food and fibre.