Live Export Class Action
Ms Hayes is an experienced Chair, CEO and Director working throughout Australia and internationally across a diverse range of areas including agriculture, infrastructure, research and development, natural disasters and international relations, trade, and market development.
Currently, Ms Hayes is Chair of the North Australian Infrastructure Facility, Executive Director – Northern Australia Business Development for AAM Investment Group, a member of the National Resilience and Recovery Agency advisory board, and on the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute. She is also a long- term proprietor of an equipment and machinery business.
Formerly, Ms Hayes was the first female CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, tasked with leading the billion-dollar NT pastoral industry. Appointed by the Governor General, Tracey was a member of the Order of Australia Honours Council, Chair of a Government Statutory Authority, and a founding board member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia.
Ms Hayes is facilitator of the Live Export Class Action, resulting in a landmark precedent setting victory with compensation for families and businesses expected to exceed $1 billion.
A champion of women in leadership with a particular focus on rural and regional areas, Ms Hayes has tertiary qualifications in natural resource management and a Global Executive Master of Business from the University of Sydney.