Media Releases and Events

Thank you to Bob Nixon and GIWA Board Appointments

Thank You Bob Nixon Outgoing GIWA Chair & Congratulations on your GRDC Board Appointment ..

GIWA Crop Report - October 2020

Cool Finish Mitigating Slide In Yield Potential View the full GIWA Crop Report for October 2020..

GIWA Annual Report available online

To view and download the GIWA Annual Report, please visit http://www.giwa.org.au/annual-report (..

GIWA AGM and GIWA Forum

The GIWA AGM and GIWA Forum was held on Wednesday, 7th October 2020 at Crown Towers Perth, Great Eas..

GIWA Staff

Larissa Taylor - Chief Executive Officer 

Larissa Taylor started her career in the corporate sector in management consulting with McKinsey & Co, moved to a consulting & research role with Dutch agribusiness bank Rabobank, and subsequently worked in executive development, business development and community development roles with the UWA Business School and BHP Billiton Iron Ore before joining the Grain Industry Association of WA in 2014.Originally from a farming community in the Great Southern of WA, Larissa has lived and worked in Canberra, Sydney, Houston, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Perth.

Larissa holds a BA (Asian Studies) from ANU, an MBA from the AGSM, UNSW, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Australia Indonesia Business Council.

Email: ltaylor@giwa.org.au

Ian Longson - Policy and Business Development

Ian Longson is currently providing policy and business development services to GIWA. Prior to June 2009 he was on the Executive team of the Department of Agriculture from 1995 to 2004, finishing up as Director General of the Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food for five years from 2004 to 2009.

Prior to joining DAFWA, Ian was senior consultant and manager of the Perth Office of ACIL Consulting (now ACIL Tasman) and has also worked for the Dairy Industry Authority of Western Australia, the Asian Development Bank and early in his career as an extension adviser with the Western Australian Department of Agriculture in the South West.

Ian holds a bachelor degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Western Australia and a masters degree in agricultural marketing from the University of Guelph in Canada.

Email: ilongson@giwa.org.au

Rachel Nash - Marketing and Communications Manager

Rachel Nash joined GIWA in November 2015 with over 15 years’ experience in marketing, events and communications. Having spent 12 years at a mid-tier accounting firm, Rachel completed a BA (Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations) in 2013 then spent two years with Fortescue Metals Group, including living and working in the Pilbara for a year.

Rachel has worked as a freelance consultant with a range of different industries and has extensive experience organising events, marketing and communications solutions for a wide range of audiences.

Email: rnash@giwa.org.au 

Finance and Administration Manager

Email: admin@giwa.org.au

Kayla Evans - Program Manager, Careers in Grain Project

Kayla joined in March 2018. Kayla previously worked in marketing, communications and business development roles in the tertiary education sector. She combines her experience in the tertiary education sector with an upbringing on a mixed cattle and grain property on the Darling Downs, Queensland.  She moved from QLD to Perth to study a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations and Human Resources Management) at Murdoch University. Kayla enjoys working in the careers space and brings her strong social media and copywriting skills to the role.

Email: kevans@giwa.org.au