Emma Jackson became Chair of NRM Regions Australia in January, after stepping into the role from Deputy Chair. She also serves as Chair on the Cape York Natural Resource Management Board and was on the Steering Committee of the group who successfully established the organisation in 2009. Emma is a qualified teacher, who currently home-schools two of her four children and manages the daily operations of the cattle property which is owned and operated by the family. Emma studied Psychology and is qualified in Health and Fitness and teaching.
Since arriving in Australia from the UK in 2002, Emma has developed a fundamental role in exporting cattle out of far north Queensland and bringing together a collaboration of partnerships between organisations, properties and individuals across agriculture and land management. She organises an annual event for mental health awareness, writes for the local newspaper and engages with local members and policy advisors in State and Federal Government.