Susan Findlay Tickner
Susan Findlay Tickner is based in Horsham in regional Western Victoria, and has worked in Communications and Stakeholder Engagement for 25 years across the agricultural and renewable energy sectors. With a background in Agricultural Research and Development, she has also worked in Agricultural Policy with the Victorian State Government and is a former member of the Grains Research and Development Corporation Southern Panel. Susan works with renewable energy developer, RES, in communications and engagement.
Susan is a Partner in a large dry-land cropping enterprise near Horsham. The enterprise has a focus on the agribusiness supply chain, specifically around the production and marketing of cereals, pulses and oilseeds. Susan holds a Master of Communications, a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. She is an avid runner and horse rider.
Dimity is a Physio, farmer and mother, who just happens to live very contentedly next door to a wind farm. She sleeps well and finds the turbines an aesthetic bonus to her landscape. Dimity is passionate about supporting other people in wind communities to navigate the fear-mongering around wind farms so they too can enjoy co-locating with these magnificent structures. Dimity has experienced the benefits a wind farm has brought to her community and would like others to be able to enjoy similar benefits.
Richard is one of the most experienced people in the Australian wind industry, having worked in the industry since 1994 as a project and business development manager. Richard agreed to give his time to be Treasurer of AWA because he believes Australia is missing out on great benefits in regional areas. Richard has a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an engineering Masters degree and an eMBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is currently the Managing Director of Advanced Energy Consulting.