Amanda Walker is the managing director of Yerecoin Traders which is a general store, cafe and rural merchandise store in the Wheatbelt area. She is also a director of The Farm Co, an online agricultural supply specialist. Ms Walker has over 15 years of experience working in regional small business, using strategic business development to grow and diversify her business. She also engages as a ‘strategy partner’ and mentor to a range of Wheatbelt-based small businesses. Ms Walker is chair of the Wheatbelt Business Network - a leading business membership, advisory, networking and economic development service in the Wheatbelt. She is a passionate advocate for regional development, to drive small business and support entrepreneurialism so that regional economies can thrive.