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Viv Thomson

Viv Thomson
  • Fire fighter
  • Farmer
  • Author
  • Mentor
  • Executive coach
  • Fellow, ARLP 18

Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

... definitely a Rural Leader!

"It took me a while to understand all that I got from the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Now I know, and I can say it simply - it's not about me. It's got to be working for something bigger. That's very freeing."

Viv Thomson hels run the family farm at Muttama, New South Wales. She has been a fire fighter for over 25 years and achieved the highest honour - an Australia Fire Service Medal. Her first book, Ashes of the Firefighters, was released in 2012. The leader has just become a Founding Director of the Australian Firefighter's Climate Alliance.

Viv was named one of the Top 100 Women in Australian Agribusiness in March 2014, and she is currently a Senate candidate for NSW Country Labour.