MOTIVATED by growth and sustainability in regional areas, Limestone Coast resident Kate Facy will further indulge her passion for community and
agriculture at Rabobank’s Mount Gambier branch.
Recently appointed as a senior rural manager, Ms Facy said Rabobank’s dedicated agricultural foundations and community focus attracted her to the role, having lived and worked in regional South Australia and western Victoria for over 40 years.
“I have always had a keen interest in the sustainability of our rural and regional communities, and how we can best promote strong local employment to ensure our regions thrive,” Ms Facy said.
“There’s a renewed interest in the regional lifestyle and food providence, and one thing we have learnt over recent times is that with today’s technology people can work from anywhere and enjoy the benefits our regional communities have to offer.”
Committed to progress within the Limestone Coast, Ms Facy is a Stand Like Stone Foundation director with Rabobank’s community focus drawing her interest.
“I’ve always been impressed by Rabobank’s sense of community – its core foundations are closely aligned with my own so I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join the team,” Ms Facy said.
Raised in Mount Gambier, Ms Facy’s career started in rural banking and shifted to project management while raising her four children.
This period also allowed Ms Facy to live across a number of Limestone Coast communities while her husband Mark pursued a career in farm management.
“I grew up on a small farm near Mount Gambier and wanted my children to enjoy those same experiences and friendships that are such an integral part of regional Australia,” Ms Facy said.
“Australian agriculture is enjoying good seasons, commodity prices and sustainability and innovation gains, and sentiment is high.
“But what I love about Rabobank is that it’s a bank that’s been dedicated to agriculture from the start, its core focus has been helping rural clients stay successful.
“We have 12 staff including seven rural managers with a long tenure, and all of whom are extremely knowledgeable across banking and agriculture.
“There are so many resources to genuinely support clients and the community with an impressive depth of knowledge here in the local branch.”