Skip to content
Agriculture Farming Rural

Farmers for Climate Action elects new Chair

Farmers for Climate Action 2 mins read

19 July 2023

The Farmers for Climate Action Board has elected long time board member Brett Hall as its new Chair, following the resignation of current Chair Charlie Prell.


Mr Prell has brought forward his planned departure from Farmers for Climate Action to enable the new Chair to play a key role in selecting the new CEO at Farmers for Climate Action.


“It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the wonderful group of human beings who are our Board of Directors. I thank them all for their dedication and support over the past three years,” Mr Prell said.


“I also thank our former CEO Fiona Davis, who did a fantastic job and was brilliant to work with, along with the staff and all the many dedicated farmers and ag sector colleagues who drive our work.”


New Chair Brett Hall thanked Mr Prell for his incredible work since Farmers for Climate Action’s inception, and in particular in his role as Deputy Chair and then as Chair.


“With Charlie as Chair, Farmers for Climate Action has shown strong leadership in tackling climate change. From a meeting of 30 farmers in the Blue Mountains in 2015, to the 8,000-strong farmer movement it is today, Charlie has been there every step of the way,” said Mr Hall.


“Charlie played a crucial role in uniting everyone with a common purpose and always had the ability to bring people together.


“The entire Board is extremely grateful to Charlie for the tireless work he has put in, both in front of and behind the scenes to support Farmers for Climate Action to get to where it is today.”


“It’s a real privilege for me to now Chair Farmers for Climate Action as it enters an exciting new phase, drawing from the stability and corporate knowledge on our Board and staff, but also embracing the new perspectives and strengths new leadership can bring.”





About us:

About Brett Hall: 

A cattle farmer from the Derwent Valley in Tasmania, Brett Hall has been a Director of the Farmers for Climate Action Board since 2017. Brett has 13 years of board experience, including serving as a former Director of the Cattle Council of Australia and the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, and he was the Inaugural Chair of the Southern Australia Livestock Research Council. Brett is passionate about agriculture providing a leadership voice in climate action and strongly believes that with strong policy to keep the climate in the safe zone, we can continue the Australian tradition of having prosperous farmers and rural communities.


About Farmers for Climate Action: FCA is a group of 8000 farmers pushing for strong, economy-wide climate policies, so that we can farm forever. 

Contact details:

Jacqui Street 0498 188 528 /


More from this category

  • Agriculture Farming Rural, Environment
  • 07/12/2023
  • 18:50
Farmers for Climate Action

“We can go our hardest”: Aussie farmers’ stories on world stage as Farmers for Climate Action heads to climate meeting

AUDIO GRABS ATTACHED 7 December 2023 Farmers for Climate Action, an organisation representing more than 8000 Australian farmers, has launched a video at COP 28 in Dubai this week that is screening at the Australian Pavilion. The video, which can be viewed on the Farmers for Climate Action website and on Youtube features farmers who’ve experienced recent droughts and floods, and the innovative solutions they’ve adopted to make their farms more resilient while reducing emissions. One of the four farmers featured, Longreach grazier Jody Brown, called on leaders to make strong commitments to act on climate change: “We can go…

  • Contains:
  • Agriculture Farming Rural, Food Beverages
  • 07/12/2023
  • 12:00
Department of the House of Representatives

Australian Food Story: Report Released

The Australian Parliament’sAgriculture Committeehas released its report for itsinquiry into food security in Australia. The inquiry examined ways to strengthen and safeguard Australia’s food security, focussing on production, supply chains and key inputs, as well as climate change, biosecurity and food insecurity. Committee Chair,Meryl Swanson MP, said: ‘Despite Australia being one of the most food secure countries in the world, recent developments both at home and abroad have shown that food security presents real and growing challenges to the nation.’ ‘Food security is not something that any of us can take for granted. COVID-19, floods, the effects of the war…

  • Agriculture Farming Rural, Government Federal
  • 06/12/2023
  • 12:08
Farmers for Climate Action

Water trigger win

6 December 2023 Farmers for Climate Action welcomes expansion of the water trigger The biggest threats to farmers’ water security are climate change and fossil fuel projects Farmers for Climate Action had called for this and is pleased Government has listened Farmers for Climate Action says it is a win for farmers that the Federal Government has committed to fast track legislation to expand the so-called water trigger to protect farmers’ water from all gas projects. Previously, the water trigger had set off further assessments when a coal seam gas project may have affected water, but the trigger had not…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time your distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.