Our Staff

Verity Morgan-Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Originally a farm girl from the sheep and wheat country of Western Australia, Verity is a former Executive Officer for Western Australian Farmers Federation. No stranger to advocating for agriculture’s interests in the political arena, Verity managed WAFF’s response to both the introduction of $1 milk and the live exports ban, rallying farmers and rural communities to make their voices heard. Verity previously worked for Elders Ltd, including a stint at the National Wool Selling Centre in Victoria. She is the former Executive Officer for Country Noosa, an organisation linking hinterland producers to coastal communities in South East Queensland. Verity holds a Master of Arts (Politics) in Sustainability and Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Politics and Global Studies.

Anna Rose

Strategic Projects

Anna Rose is an author and change-maker with a long history of family farming in the Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains and North West Slopes regions of NSW. She is an Innovation Fellow with one of Australia’s major philanthropic funds, the Myer Foundation. Anna previously co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, a movement of over 120,000 young people. Anna is author of Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic, and co-starred in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s documentary I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change. Anna is a Director of the Australian Geographic Society, the Aussie Farmers Foundation and the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute. She is the Australian Geographic Society's Conservationist of the Year 2015.

Cam Klose

Campaigns Director

Cam is a communications and engagement professional with experience in designing and executing successful multi-platform campaigns. Cam was instrumental in Cathy McGowan’s two successful campaigns for the federal seat of Indi and he has worked with a number of advocacy groups.

Cam also has experience working for federal parliamentarians and he uses that, along with his extensive knowledge of community based campaigns in his role as Campaigns Director at FCA.

Fiona Davis

Deputy Director

Fiona grew up on a dairy farm in northern Victoria and began reporting on agriculture while still at high school. She honed her writing skills working at regional and agricultural newspapers, including Stock and Land, and developed a broad toolkit of skills in strategy, stakeholder engagement and project management during her years at respected consultancy, Currie Communications. While at Currie, she supported agricultural and environmental clients, including Citrus Australia, Australian Wool Innovation and the Victorian Government. Fiona particularly enjoyed helping University of Queensland scientists publically share their research into issues relating to global change, including renewable energy. Fiona has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Australian Catholic University. She has enjoyed returning to agriculture, and directing her research and analytic skills at the promotion of climate action, a cause close to her heart