WESTERN AUSTRALIA STATE WINNER
2017 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.
Leonie Noble is from Geraldton in the Midwest of Western Australia, where she is the mother of three beautiful talented daughters and along with her Husband holds a licence in a rock lobster fishing business at the Abrolhos Islands and the Midwest of WA.
Leonie holds the position of National President of the Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community (WINSC) which is a particular passion and is Vice President on the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) board. Leonie is also deputy chair of the Mid-West Gascoyne Regional Development Board, Leonie also sits on the Northern Alliance RDA board and has recently stepped down after five years of chairing Western Australia’s RRR Network, which highlights the amazing women in our regions and has a role in feeding policy into the state government to improve the communities and lives of women in rural, remote and regional WA. Leonie was one of two Delegates selected to be part of the Australian delegation to the APEC Women’s Economic Forum in Peru in 2016.
Much of her work revolves around the fact that, put simply, Leonie believes regional, remote and rural people have the right to be heard. Leonie says women are in particular extremely good at understanding and managing the social sustainability of communities,
“I think women have a really specific ability to look at the social impacts of management decisions and to be able to quite clearly see the impact on our communities.
“I believe it is imperative to ensure there is gender diversity in management decision-making to ensure balanced and equitable outcomes, so for me it’s about, and always has been, a passion to ensure that all voices are heard,” she says.
National President, Women's Industry Network Seafood Community