Verity is the CEO of Farmers for Climate Action – an alliance of farmers and leaders in agriculture calling for stronger government policies and immediate action on climate change. The FCA currently has 21,000 supporters across Australia and is working to put the voices of primary producers at the front line of climate change, front and centre in creating climate solutions.
The daughter of a Western Australian farmer and holding degrees in Sustainable Development, Politics and Global Studies, Verity has long been a passionate defender of agricultural interests in the political arena. She managed the Western Australian Farmers Federation’s response to the introduction of $1 milk and the live exports ban – ensuring that the voices of farmers and rural communities were heard.
She is also the former Executive Officer for Country Noosa – linking hinterland producers to coastal communities in South East Queensland.