Jo Eady is Director and lead consultant with RuralScope. She is responsible for the design and development of RuralScope programs, activities and solutions. Examples of her work include, facilitation of the formation of the Australian National Rural Womens Coalition, development of the first formal strategic plan for Cotton Australia, facilitation of a merger of a number of cotton industry organisations to enhance industry leverage, executive level advice and support to two of Australia’s largest pastoral companies, developer and facilitator of the Australian Future Cotton Leader, Australian Future Grain Leader and Australian Grain Farm Leadership Programs and she has supported over 2500 clients on their own leadership journey via programs, workshops and coaching / mentoring arrangements.
Jo grew up in a small dairy farming community in Victoria. This is where her love for people, communication and crating positive change commenced. She was a key member of her family farming enterprises from an early age and fondly recalls business meetings around the kitchen table and discussions about industry issues, leadership and challenges. And she experienced the social connections of clubs, sport and cultural events and began an understanding of capacity building and the value of the social fabric of communities.