Chief Executive Officer
B/A (Sust.Dev) GradDip(Couns) MBA GAICD FCAWA
Chris Wheatcroft has the role of Executive Officer for both Rural West and Primary Production Services Inc (PPS), this encompasses the management and administration of both groups.
Chris has a community services background including his work with teenagers with emotional and behavioural problems and he himself has worked as a Rural Financial Counsellor.
He has a combination of knowledge and experience across the fields of leadership, management, sustainable development, coaching/counselling/ training and facilitating behaviour change for individuals/families/enterprises under pressure.
Underpinning his experience are eight years of Tertiary studies which include: an MBA; B/A in Sustainable Development (Murdoch, understanding and integrating economic, social and environmental factors); Graduate Diploma Counselling (Notre Dame); Diploma Community Services in financial counselling (University Ballarat); Workplace Training and Assessment Cert IV; Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD); plus 2 years of a B/A in psychology/philosophy (UWA).
Chris has strong connections to farming as a 5th generation farmer until his late 20s. He was also a single father to five daughters for a decade.