Dr Kathy Hurly Bio
Dr Kathy Hurly (PhD) has 40 years of active participation in agriculture and rural industries value chain. With a good foundation in research and technology, she then moved into small holders in the sugar industry she headed up the sugar industry extension service and led SA Canegrowers as Corporate Executive. She is about making things happen. At SA Canegrowers, she set up the first funeral benefit scheme for small-scale farmers, the first SA Women in Sugarcane NPC, introduced the fundamentals of good governance in co-operatives, raised funds to provide training and development, designed interventions, measured impact.
Her mission is to use collective wisdom, collaboration, and partnerships to develop practical solutions that will contribute to dynamic, sustainable, entrepreneurial rural areas with full participation from women and youth, improving livelihoods, food security and job creation.
She is an independent Board member of AgriSA, Chairman of the AgriSA Social Ethics and Transformation Committee, and a Board member of Kwanalu.