- Fire fighter
- 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.