Sue Middleton

Sue Middleton

Sue, together with her husband Michael, manages a diversified farm in the Wheatbelt of WA growing grains, oaten hay, and pork.  They have also developed Moora Citrus, a 210ha citrus orchard in the new horticulture growing area near Dandaragan, also in WA.

Sue has wide reaching and deep change management experience across agricultural businesses, commodity groups and sectors, and regional and rural local communities.  She is passionate about the future of rural and regional Australia and has focused her 30-year professional career in this area. 

She has been actively involved in many leadership roles across industry, agriculture and rural community development.

Sue has worked across all levels of government and community decision making for the purpose of better outcomes for people in rural communities and industry.  Her past roles include the Chair of the WA Regional Development Trust which oversees the Royalties for Regions program, Chair of the West Midlands Group (Grower Group), National Rural Advisory Council, COAG Reform Council, WA Agricultural Produce Commissioner, National Regional Women’s Advisory Council, Farmbis State Planning Group, Australian Research Council, and Regional Solutions Board. 

For her work, Sue has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Regional Australia in 2002, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Woman of the Year for Australia in 2010 and was inducted into the Western Australia Women's Hall of Fame in 2018. 

Sue joined the FRRR Board in 2018.

Current interests

  • Chair of Country Arts WA
  • Member, WA Telstra Regional Advisory Committee
  • Board member of the Regional, Rural and Remote women’s network of WA


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