Board Members

Kathy Kelly

Director (Company Secretary)

Kathy Kelly has a Bachelor of Economics, is a Registered Tax Agent and a Registered Company Auditor. From 1989–2019 she was a Director at Boyce Chartered Accountants, the largest regional accounting firm in Australia. Based in Cooma, she managed the office and provided specialist tax and audit services to agribusinesses and business advisory services.

Kathy has developed an understanding of the agriculture sector and the risks and issues facing boards and has deep and practical knowledge of the accounting and tax issues in agricultural and related agribusiness entities.

Direct experience in agriculture includes cotton, wheat and cereal crops, both irrigated and dryland; sugar; viticulture; almonds, apple, stone fruit and citrus trees; cattle and sheep grazing, poultry; forestry; grain marketing and water licence leasing.

As President of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce from 2015–18 the membership tripled, and in 2017 and 2018 the Chamber was awarded the Best Chamber in the Far South Coast by the NSW Business Chamber.

Kathy has had various appointments including advising the Australian Government on the industry impacts of legislation and ‘red tape’ in small business and was on the Advisory Committee to the Minister for Small Business and R&D Tax Incentives.

She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

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