Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Jan Davis is the Chief Executive Officer at Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) which represents the state's 3500 farm businesses.
is the public face of the Tasmanian agriculture industry.
When she is not on TV, on the radio or in the papers, she works on the continuing evolution of agricultural policy with the interests of Tasmanian farmers in mind.
kicks the dirt in the paddock, hassles and haggles with three tiers of government, and attends countless (sometimes seemingly endless) meetings.
Her success in doing this was recognised when she was named as the state's leading political lobbyist in a poll last year.
has a strong background in the Australian agribusiness sector and in member-based organisations.
For some years, she also worked as a consultant in the sector, with clients ranging from individuals through to state and federal governments.
She has served on the boards of a range of both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations.
She is currently a member of the boards of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and of the Royal Flying Doctors Service (Tasmania).
In the past, she has been a director of Plant Health Australia Limited, Skills Tasmania, Horticulture Australia Limited and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation; and also Chair of the Australian Agricultural Colleges Corporation.
As a result, she
has been identified as one of the top 100 women in Australian agriculture.
has more qualifications than you can poke a stick at.
These include Masters degrees in Agribusiness and Environmental Planning; Bachelors degree in Economics; and Graduate Diplomas in Education and Environmental Studies.
She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and the Australian Society of Association Executives.