Robbie is currently Deputy Chair of the National Australia Day Council Board and has been a member of the Board since 2014. As a communication specialist, rural leader and advocate, Robbie is committed to the future prosperity of rural, regional and remote Australia. Robbie has a dual investment in country Australia as a primary producer of wool, meat and grains and as the managing director of a national strategic communications company Sefton & Associates. Having worked with media, government, private companies and industry over the past 20 years, Robbie possesses a wide range of strategic communication skills including issues management, media relations, corporate image and brand identity, leadership, special interest/advisory group expertise with a specialty in facilitating groups through contentious and challenging issues. Robbie is a member of numerous national boards and advisory groups for governments, businesses and not-for-profits in the areas of leadership, business and rural/regional affairs and was a recipient of the RIRDC NSW Rural Woman of the Year Award (2002) and was a recent member of the Reserve Bank of Australia's Small Business Advisory Group. She has represented Australia in international forums (such as the International Rural Women's Conference) and in high level leadership forums in Australia (such as the Rural Women's Summit in Canberra hosted by then Minister Tanya Plibersek). Robbie has tertiary level qualifications from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, University of Western Australia and Australia Rural Leadership Foundation.