President & Chair
Director since 2014

Vicky Meyer

Vicki has 30 years experience in Agribusiness throughout NSW Riverina and is partner and Chief Executive Officer of Deniliquin Freighters.  Her career encompasses Transport Operations Manager and Pivot Agent (grain trading and fertiliser); assigned at corporate level on Business Alignment Project – Pivot Melbourne.  Bendigo Bank Head Office Special Projects; setting up Community Banks Vic regional and metropolitan. Business Manager – International Grain Trading Company, specialising in Change Management and business re-alignment.  Vicki has previously been a director of Bendigo Community Bank – Coleambally; Griffith Business Enterprise Centre and Murray Irrigation Limited. She was the chairman of Homes Out West (NFP) and Deniliquin Council – Finance and Audit. Vicki holds a private pilot licence, is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, has completed Mastering the Boardroom and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Vice President
Director since 2014

Michael is principal and owner of numerous farming and commercial businesses in the New England and Central West regions including Jackson Pastoral Co, a farming and grazing enterprise. He has provided key services for agricultural clients for nearly 4 decades through his Stock and Station Real estate and business agents in Tamworth, Guyra, Dorrigo and Bellingen. Michael holds several directorships including one in a pooled development fund which was instrumental in getting Vault Intelligence listed on the ASX; Guyra Fuels which distributes fuel and oil to service stations, farms and towns in the New England; and Remur Pty Ltd, a successful land and property development company. More recently Michael is involved in establishing an innovation portfolio of Energy, Soil and Water assets. Michael is an active member of the New South Wales rural bush fire brigade, holds a private pilot licence and is an active sportsman competing in golf, tennis, cricket and hockey, where he represented Australia in the 2017 invitational World Masters Games in New Zealand and brought home a bronze medal. Michael has also completed the Charitable Board of Directors course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vice President, Chair FA&R
Director since 2014

A ‘boy from the bush’ (across 3 countries: Australia, NZ and South Africa) and with a wide range of career experiences spanning the agricultural sector, property sector, marketing and conservation, Graeme brings a wide generalist skillset to the Board from advocacy through to management, business development and community engagement.  

Since moving to Leeton in 2016, Graeme has been Executive Director of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, a role that sees regular interaction with state and federal politicians and extensive stakeholder engagement. Graeme is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and his leadership has seen him consistently re-elected each year for 14 years as chairman of two body corporates involving over 120 owners.

Graeme is close to the cause of Can Assist having lost both his parents to cancer and is fully committed to supporting rural communities to get the support they need and deserve.

Secretary, Member of FA&R Committee
Director since 2018

Catherine Corderoy

Cathy is a semi-retired accountant, working in the Moree area. In 2019 Cathy worked as Management Accountant for a local aged care facility and still volunteers there teaching resident art classes.

Cathy also has a number of pro-bono volunteer accounting positions, in addition to being the Treasurer of the Moree branch of Can Assist.

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration plus a Graduate Diploma in Management and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Director since 2014

David Graham was born and raised in the Riverina town of Coolamon. Being raised in the country, he has a strong understanding of the country communities and their struggle in reaching and receiving day-to-day medical care. David’s strong ethical background and beliefs have seen him involved with numerous fundraising committees, clubs and charities. Among the club memberships, he has served as the president of Moree Lions Club, St Edward’s Parents and Friends Association, St Joseph’s Parents and Friends Association and has been the secretary of the Coolamon Rovers Football Club. David has been a Director since 2014 and served as the president of the Moree Branch. Recently retired from the position of Warehousing and Procurement Manager for the Moree Plains Shire, he has relocated with family back to Wagga Wagga.

Director since 2018, Member of FA&R committee

Gary has significant experience in operating large businesses and was a senior executive for over 15 years in the electricity industry.

From 2012 to 2017, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Essential Energy and prior to that held senior executive roles covering areas such as regulation, business development, customer service and asset management. Gary currently holds various other board positions. Gary has a strong affiliation with regional and rural NSW. He lives in Port Macquarie and owns rural land in the North West and North Coast parts of the state.

Gary is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has completed the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School.

Director since 2016, Executive Director since 2018

Emma joined as Can Assist’s Executive Director in September 2018. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s voice in ensuring rural cancer patients have equitable access to cancer treatment and care.

Prior to this role, Emma was a Non-Executive Director of Can Assist and a member of the Finance Risk and Audit committee since 2016. Emma brings experience from a long career in global banking, working in both Sydney and New York for Citibank, ABN AMRO and Royal Bank of Scotland. As a Managing Director she was primarily involved in developing risk management strategies with respect to large companies’ currency, interest rates and commodity exposures.

Emma is passionate about developing and sustaining strong and collaborative partnerships. She has a strong affinity with the land and rural centres, and understands the importance of supporting rural communities, their well-being and access to appropriate medical support.

She is honoured to represent the communities within the network of Can Assist. Emma holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Director since 2018

Phil is a technology executive with 30 years’ experience in rural energy, precision agriculture, and telecommunications industries. He grew up on a farm in North Queensland, and his family owns a mixed business farm in the Mudgee region. Phil graduated from the University of Newcastle with BE (Hons) in Computer Engineering, and Deakin University with a Grad Dip in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Phil has personal experience with the challenges and hardships of cancer treatment, and the impact it has on families and finances.