ALANA Johnson is recognised nationally and internationally for three decades of work in change management, farm succession planning and rural women’s development.
A fifth generation farmer, company director and public speaker, currently Alana is a director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, chair of the Dugdale Trust for Women and Girls, a principal of Lurg Cattle Co, a director of the Victorian Women’s Trust and president of the acclaimed democracy project Voice for Indi.
Alana is a past Victorian Rural Women’s Award winner and Australian runner-up and has represented rural Australia on the ABC's Q&A panel.
She was named in the inaugural 100 Women of Influence in Australia by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac
Alana was awarded an Australian PhD scholarship to research the future of Australian Agriculture at Monash University and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
A founding member of Australian Women in Agriculture and former president of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women, currently Alana sits on the Churchill Fellowship, the RIRDC Rural Womens Award and the NAB Agribusiness Awards selection committees and is the immediate past chair of the Women in Rural Industries Advisory panel to the Victorian Minster for Agriculture.