Founded by Caroline Robinson and Amanda Walker, 150Square is built on the belief that an innovative, sustainable, rural Australia can be cultivated – by connected people and strategic partnerships that empower our communities to grow and thrive from within.
Based at opposite ends of the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia – Caroline in Narembeen and Amanda in Yerecoin – driving the many kilometres across the region to meet with clients and stakeholders has always been central to their respective roles.
So, when the realisation came that Wheatbelt region is actually 150,000 square kilometres in size –150Square seemed an apt name.
Living and working in the Wheatbelt region, both Caroline and Amanda clearly understand the limitations and everyday challenges faced by businesses and communities across the region. However, they also recognise the many opportunities for growth.
The 150Square team are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge and networks across rural Australia so that the people, businesses and organisations they work with can thrive.
Meet Our Team
GAICD B.Comm, Dip Ed
Director, Community Strategy Solutions
Caroline is an advocate for rural communities and the businesses, leaders and organisations within them. She is solutions focused, a creative strategic and broad thinker, bringing networks, services and information that will benefit rural communities and help them to grow.
Based on her family farm in the eastern Wheatbelt, Caroline founded the Wheatbelt Business Network which has since grown into a regional business association with impact.
Caroline is experienced in assisting not for profit organisations to be sustainable, leverage partnerships and be strategic in their service approach.
Caroline has skills in group facilitation and also holds an Australian Institute of Company Directors qualification. She has held board positions on State Government and current positions include the Secretary /Treasurer of the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA and Bendigo Bank Bruce Rock.
Caroline was AgriFutures National and Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year in 2011 and is a passionate advocate for rural Australia.
GAICD, GDiP Bus. MSc. BSc
Director, Business Strategy Solutions
Amanda Walker is a SME strategist, consultant and long-term business owner, skilled in bringing together current trends and innovations and applying them in business and strategy. With a background in science, research and business development, Amanda has strong analytic skills and the ability to dive deeper into systems and processes.
Amanda frequently engages as a ‘strategy partner’ and mentor to a range of rural based small businesses; working with them to achieve strategic growth. Amanda is also a director in a family owned business, Yerecoin Traders, a general store and agricultural supply business with a large-scale online platform.
Amanda is a passionate advocate for rural women in business, driving the ‘WE Connect’ women’s mentoring program for the Wheatbelt Business Network.
Rebekah has a solid understanding of the issues impacting on regional communities and can bring governance and strategic solutions to challenges. Rebekah has broad experience in preparing and writing research reports, business plans, strategic plans, business cases, project plans and grant applications.
Rebekah has a strong work ethic and desire to see the regions continue to grow.