Emma Cook has been a Rural Financial Counsellor in the Central Queensland region for the past 11 years. During this time, she has become well known amongst farmers and agribusiness professionals alike. Emma grew up on a cattle property near Alpha and has always had a strong interest in rural industry.
Emma’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours Class IIB) – Rural Systems, Diploma of Agriculture; Diploma of Rural Management and Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling).
After spending some time working in agribusiness with a bank, Emma chose to step into the role of a Rural Financial Counsellor, which complements her interests in agriculture and finance. Emma has worked with a diverse range of enterprises, including beef cattle and cropping and has developed extensive skills in negotiating, problem-solving and business analysis. Emma finds her role very rewarding and hopes to continue to help farmers for many years to come.
Operators will benefit from contacting Emma Cook to help identify ways to become self-reliant in business and to better manage change and adjustment. Emma services the lower Issac and lower Barcaldine regions. In conjunction with her RFC colleagues, Emma will ensure no part of North Queensland goes without a dedicated RFC to travel to and meet with clients.
Emma can work with you to develop options and support you during the decisions making process.
Client's information is treated in the strictest confidence and services are free and independent of financial institutions, welfare agencies and government.
RFCS can be a very useful tool to aid in all sorts of activities such as:
- Preparing budgets
- Identifying areas of risk in your business
- Preparing for a visit to a succession planner, or
- Completing action plans to receive grants or income assistance
- Help identify any advice and training needs you may require
RFCs are trained to give you a high standard of financial information, and will aim to meet any reasonable request for an appointment at a time and place of your choosing.