Ms Mickelborough joined Rabobank in 2009 as a finance officer.
Her new role will now see her work closely with Branch Manager Terry Pulsford providing financial lending to the regions rural producers.
Mr Pulsford said Ms Mickelborough’s promotion was a natural progression.
“Rebecca joined the Roma branch straight out of university and it was always her ambition to become a rural lender,” he said.
“She brings a lot of expertise to this role – her experience with the bank as a rural officer, together with a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Science Animal Production plus her passion for rural and regional Queensland.”
Ms Mickelborough hails from Glenmorgan, just a few hours south of Roma where she grew up on the family beef cattle property Lochadair.
She completed her dual degree at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus.
Ms Mickelborough has never ventured far from agriculture, even working in a number of farming roles during a gap year after finishing Year 12.
“After school I decided to just take a year out before university to clear my head,” she said.
“It was a fantastic experience, I worked for some various employees; a mixed farming operation at North Star; a cattle property at Glenmorgan; grain property at Jondaryan.
I even tried my hand at contract cotton picking.
All it did was cement my determination to spend the rest of my career in agriculture.”
Ms Mickelborough said it was this appreciation of the land that was instilled into her at a young age by her father and the reinforcement of working with various people and farming operations that prompted her to make the move to Rabobank.
“I thought if I am going to be in finance it has to be with Rabobank with its agriculture focus,” she said.
“What appeals to me in agriculture – sustainability, hard work, mateship, understanding and togetherness were similar values shared by Rabobank. It was such an easy fit for me.
“I am now really looking forward to contributing to rural industry in an active and positive way and am eager to begin my role working with the banks clients to help them grow and achieve their goals.”
So not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get on with the job, Ms Mickelborough will only add to what is already a strong brand for Rabobank in the Roma district.