Our Team

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Annabelle Bushell  – Executive Officer

Megan Cechner – Stakeholder and Communications Manager

Madi George – Administration Officer

Annabelle’s passion for rural and regional communities has mixed farming origins from a family property in the Avon Valley, a formative component to her diverse career. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours and has worked with pastoralists and land managers, researchers, growers and natural resource management professionals and is a key collaborator across science, community and industry to develop and drive new initiatives.

After completing a Masters studying local food systems across Europe, she returned home and relocated to Queensland where she worked with the horticulture supply chain.

Having returned home to WA and bringing her community & stakeholder engagement, commercial acumen and industry collaboration skills, she is keen to support and sustain the networks that build the intellectual and social capital of our regional communities.

Away from the nine to five she is keen to be amongst the people and landscapes of WA and rediscover the great regional produce from this State.
Megan joined the Grower Group Alliance in July 2017 following an extensive background in journalism, public relations, corporate communications and marketing in the agriculture industry.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Megan took on a role as a journalist in Moora before relocating to Melbourne to work in public relations, communications and marketing for companies including Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, Nufarm, Pacific Seeds and Adama.

Having returned to Perth in 2015, Megan worked as a journalist with Farm Weekly before taking on the role as Stakeholder and Communications Manager with the GGA.

Megan is a passionate advocate for the agriculture industry - so much so she is currently growing lupins and lentils in her suburban backyard.
Growing up in country WA, Madi has developed a passion for the agricultural industry.

Following graduation from high school, Madi completed a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health at Curtin University in 2014, and is currently completing a Master of Science in Dryland Agricultural Systems.

Madi began as the Administration Officer at the Grower Group Alliance in December 2016 and her exceptional organisation and leadership qualities are essential components in ensuring the success and smooth sailing of the day to day operations of the GGA project.