- Victoria, Australia
- Business woman, Community stalwart and Farmer
Yvonne Postlethwaite is a prominent member of the St Arnaud, Victoria community, where she is business manager of a grain farm. She is involved in a range of community groups including the Community Resource Centre, Development and Tourism Association, Community Capacity Building Initiative, Grains Industry Training Network and was a former North Central Catchment Management Authority Implementation Committee member.
She was awarded Kara Kara Citizen of the year for Services to Agriculture in 1991. She was a member of Wimmera Conservation Farming Association, secretary of St. Arnaud and District Business Forum and will was the first woman President of the Rotary Club of St Arnaud.
Yvonne has a strong commitment to natural resource management through sustainable agricultural practices. She was awarded a PhD in that field from University of Adelaide, Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems.
She was a state winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year award in 1997. She represented the Western & South Western region of Victoria.