Rural West

Julian Krieg Chairperson

Qualifications: Bed, AICD
Current executive roles include
  • Chairperson Rural West
  • Chairperson of York Health Advisory Group (YHAG)
  • Chairperson of Avon Valley Motor Museum Association Inc. (AVMMA inc.)
  • Member Wheatbelt District Health Advisory Council (DHAC)
  • A member of a number of local advisory groups.

The agility of Primary Production Services, via Rural West, has been crucial in effectively dealing with issues that emerge from the sometimes volatile nature of primary production.

Julian is well known and respected across regional Western Australia and many rural areas across Australia for his work in men’s holistic health and agricultural education. He was a founding member of the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) which is recognised as the national peak body advocating for improvements to physical and mental health services, particularly for men and boys. He chaired this organisation for a number of its formative years.

Prior to this he worked for many years in Agricultural education and held the position of Director of Agricultural Education in WA for many years. His vast experience in this area has driven his passion for his current work as Chairman of Rural West. He feels strongly about communicating with stakeholders in meaningful ways about the importance of “social determinants” like financial viability and how it impacts the mental and emotional wellbeing of people particularly in rural and regional locations.

Julian, until 2016, led Wheatbelt Men’s Health Inc and he is widely recognised nationally for his work with disaster-affected communities, being awarded the Royal Agricultural Society’s Rural Achiever of the Year for WA in 2007 and a WA Senior Australian of the year finalist in 2011.  In 2013, He was appointed to the board of Keystart Home Loans, a successful financial institution providing low deposit home loans to clients on behalf of the WA Government. He served on this board for four years.

He is currently Chairman of York Health Advisory Group (YHAG), Avon Valley Motor Museum Association Inc. (AVMMA inc.), Member Wheatbelt District Health Advisory Council (DHAC) and immediate past president of Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF). Julian also holds qualifications in suicide prevention, namely Gatekeeper and Lifeline.

In January 2020 he was recognised as the York Shire Council Citizen of the Year 2020.

Julian Krieg

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