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The DNA Committee & Keynote

About the Speaker

Tracey Hayes is a senior executive leader in business across northern Australia, recognised both nationally and internationally. As the first female CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, she led initiatives that shaped the billion-dollar NT pastoral industry. Additionally, Tracey served as Chair of a Government Statutory Authority a founding board member of the Cooperative Research Centre for northern Australia and a Member of the Order of Australia Honours Council.

Her commitment to fostering international relationships is evident through her involvement on the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute, aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries. She also played a key advisory role in the National Resilience and Recovery Agency, showcasing her dedication to national resilience efforts.

Currently serving as the Head of Corporate Affairs Australia at AAM Investment group, a prominent $1B Australian-owned operator, Tracey continues to make an impact in the agricultural industry. Concurrently, she holds the position of Federation Board Chair for the Royal Flying Doctors, underscoring her dedication to serving regional Australia. With extensive experience across infrastructure, health, and agriculture sectors, Tracey Hayes is a respected leader dedicated to advancing regional development and prosperity.