Alexandra Gartmann has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rural Bank since October 2015, having been a member of the Board since November 2014.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra was CEO of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, a charitable foundation based on a partnership between philanthropy, community, government and business supporting the economic prosperity of rural, regional and remote communities across Australia. Before this, Alexandra held the position of CEO of the Birchip Cropping Group for 10 years — a not-for-profit agricultural research organisation based in the Mallee Wimmera region. Alexandra was previously a member of the Board of the Rural Finance Corporation of Victoria. She is Chair of the CSIRO Agriculture Flagship Advisory Council, a member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership and a member of the Victorian Agriculture Advisory Council. She has been a member of the Crawford Fund, National Rural Advisory Council and RIRDC National Rural Issues Consultative Group.