- Community advocate, Political candidate and Veterinarian
Katrina Rainsford lives with her husband and four children of their farm 'Glenlea', thirty kilometers north of Hamilton near Cavendish in western Victoria. The family have a prime lamb and wool flock on their home property "Glenlea" and produce beef at their Wannon River block "Balwannon" nearby. A qualified veterinarian, Katrina runs a practice in Hamilton.
Katrina has a history of invovlement in her community, having served as a local councillor in the West Wimmera and Southern Grampians Shire Council. After cutting her teeth at a local council level she moved into state politics. She stood as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Australia at the Victorian state election, which was held on 25 November 2006. In 2010, she stood in the Federal election as the independent candidate for the electorate of Wannon.
Katrina was a regional winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year award in 1995, for the Western District of Victoria.