Drought Angels has appointed Jason Law as its chief executive.

Mr Law is an experienced business leader and will take on an advocacy and farmer support role at Drought Angels.

Drought Angels is a national charity that responds to the needs of primary producers impacted by drought and other natural disasters.

Founder Tash Johnston said the appointment of Mr Law would give her space to work hands-on directly with farmers and the communities they support.

While she may be handing over the reins to Mr Law to drive the growth of Drought Angels into the future, Ms Johnston will take on an advocacy and farmer support role as Chief Angel and also remain a board member.

Ms Johnston intends to spend much of her time in a role that fuels her never ending passion for helping farmers all over Australia.

“As the founder and CEO of Drought Angels, it has been a rewarding journey of my life to witness the growth and impact of our organisation,” she said.

“Handing over the reins doesn’t signify an end; rather, it marks the beginning of a new chapter for Drought Angels. I firmly believe that leadership is about recognising strengths and leveraging them for the greater good.

“With this transition, I can now focus on what I am truly passionate about and where my skills lie, which is nurturing the heart of Drought Angels – our core values, our farmers, our community, and our purpose.

“I have every confidence in the abilities of our incoming CEO, who brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for our cause.

“Under his guidance, I know Drought Angels will soar to even greater heights, reaching more farmers, providing more support, and making an even larger impact in the lives of those affected by natural disasters and the mental health challenges these disasters help create.”

A passionate advocate for driving change in regional Australia, Mr Law previously held the role of general manager of the Telstra Country Wide initiative that saw rural and remote communities gain greater access to the network.

He was also instrumental in delivering digital transformation initiatives in various regional communities across Queensland.

With more than 33 years’ experience working in both the technology sector and Regional Economic Development organisations, Mr Law brings a unique blend of strategic thinking, innovative problem-solving and a deep understanding of the issues facing regional and rural communities across Australia, and is looking forward to using his skills to continue the work done by Drought Angels.

“Drought Angels’ unwavering commitment to supporting those affected by the harsh realities of natural disasters is truly commendable and I am inspired by the incredible work that Tash and her team have done for farmers and rural communities,” Mr Law said.

“Together, with our dedicated team and our generous supporters, my goal is to build our capacity and extend our reach to provide permanent Angels on the ground in every state in Australia and make a lasting difference for those who feed our nation.”

In congratulating Mr Law on his appointment, Ms Johnston said Drought Angels was in safe hands.

“I am both proud and humbled to be passing the baton to a new, more experienced CEO,” she said.

“This decision comes from a place of deep reflection and a desire to ensure the continued success and expansion of our mission.

“As the founder, my heart will always remain with Drought Angels. Together, let us continue to sow the seeds of compassion, resilience, and hope in the face of adversity.

“The journey may change, but the destination remains the same: a better and brighter future for our farmers and rural communities.

“To our team, supporters, and partners, I extend my deepest gratitude for believing in me and the vision we built together. I am not stepping away, but rather, stepping into a role where I can contribute more effectively.

“I am eager to remain involved and support Jason and our dedicated team in any way I can.

“Thank you all for being a part of this incredible journey, and I can’t wait to witness the continued growth and success of Drought Angels under the guidance of Jason.”