Ricegrowers Association of Australian

The RGA is the collective voice of rice growers in Australia

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) represents more than 1200 voluntary members, and supports growers on issues affecting the viability of their business and communities.

Rice production is one of the most important agricultural activities on the planet – more than half the people in the world eat rice at least once a day. In Australia we can produce enough rice annually to feed more than 20 million people, 365 days a year

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Meet our Staff

Robert Massina

President

Mr Robert Massina is the current President of the RGA. Rob was formerly the Senior Vice President of the RGA and President of the Berriquin RGA Branch. Rob holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and prior to farming, Rob was an Agribusiness Executive across Australia and New Zealand. Home for Rob is between Finley and Jerilderie, where he jointly operates irrigation properties with his wife Ainsley, focusing on rice, lamb, wool and grain production. Rob has recently completed the RGA Established Leaders Course and participated in the SunRice Grower Reference Group.

Graeme Kruger

Executive Director

Graeme took over the position of Executive Director in 2016. Graeme has a post graduate qualification in conservation management and has extensive General Management and Governance experience ranging across, operations management, marketing & sales management, project management and people management. His work history has spanned National Park Management, Marketing, Property and the Development sectors. He is well versed with working in competitive commercial environments through to membership and volunteer based organisations in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Graeme is currently chairman of two large body corporates and is also on the board of Can Assist in NSW where he is also the Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Rachel Kelly

Policy Manager

Rachel joined the RGA in 2015 in the role of Policy Manager. Rachel has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) from the University of Canberra. Rachel is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, which she completed in October 2018. Prior to commencing with the RGA, Rachel practiced law with a local Echuca law firm, working predominantly within the areas of agribusiness, water law and litigation. Rachel’s most recent role was with Murray Irrigation, where she held the role of Legal Officer for the PIIOP project. These positions have enabled Rachel to develop a thorough understanding of the complex political and regulatory frameworks influencing the rice industry.