Busy times for Women in Business

AT THE HELM: New Women in Business and Regional Development executive officer Kylie Boston.

KYLIE Boston will draw on decades of experience working in agriculture, organisation management and more recently local government to lead the Women in Business and Regional Development (WiBRD) in 2021.

Ms Boston has been appointed executive officer of the organisation, which is planning its 2021 launch for February 19.

A Grant District councillor, Ms Boston has over 30 years’ experience working with non-for-profit organisations, businesses, boards and committees, including project and event management, as well as key leadership roles within Top Pork, DairySA and the International Red Dairy Breed Federation.

Ms Boston fills the vacancy left by Lydia Mules, who has accepted a role with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board.

Ms Mules joined the network in early 2015 and was instrumental in driving the network’s operational success.

“While this is a sad time to see Lydia leave us, we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for the contribution she has made to our network over her time here and wish her every success with her future endeavours,” WiBRD Board chair Jacinta Jones said.

“We are excited to welcome Kylie to our team and are excited to put in to action our many plans for the future.”

The board is currently planning a number of projects and events in 2021 to support its vision to grow the potential of regional women and support them to create powerful legacies, a mission it has carried out for over 22 years.

WiBRD is also calling for partners interested in aligning their business with the organisation for 2021.

As a non-for-profit and in the absence of any current funding or grants, the support from partnership and membership enables WiBRD to operate at a sustainable level.

Visit www.wibrd.org.au or call Kylie Boston direct on 0407 231 547 for more information.