Changes to NRM’s struc­ture

South­ern Queens­land Nat­u­ral Re­source Man­age­ment ap­points its first CEO

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

SOUTH­ERN Queens­land’s new Nat­u­ral Re­source Man­age­ment group has appointed a new CEO.

SQ NRM was formed on July 1, bring­ing the South West NRM, Con­damine Al­liance and Queens­land Mur­ray Dar­ling Com­mit­tee into one body.

The group’s board of di­rec­tors appointed Paul McDon­ald as the com­pany’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, hav­ing worked “ex­ten­sively” in the sec­tor.

Mr McDon­ald holds an ad­junct as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor­ship with the Sun­shine Coast Univer­sity, be­came a li­censed sur­veyor while work­ing in Roma and Queens­land’s south-west, and holds post-grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions in in­for­ma­tion sys­tems and busi­ness in­no­va­tion.

Most re­cently he has been part of the ex­ec­u­tive team of Bris­bane-based nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment com­pany, Healthy Land and Wa­ter, in the role of gen­eral man­ager Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment.

He was in se­nior man­age­ment roles for al­most 30 years.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenges fac­ing the re­gion as the in­au­gu­ral CEO for South­ern Queens­land NRM,” Mr McDon­ald said.

“South­ern Queens­land has a proud agri­cul­tural her­itage with a strong Land­care and com­mu­nity nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment move­ment based on the re­gion’s rich nat­u­ral as­sets and re­silient com­mu­ni­ties.

“I am very keen to lis­ten to the com­mu­nity, in­dus­try, gov­ern­ment – peo­ple at all lev­els, and tra­di­tional cus­to­di­ans of our land.”

Group chair Mark O’Brien said Mr McDon­ald was the ideal per­son to lead the new re­gional NRM body.

The first gen­eral meeting will be held on Oc­to­ber 31.

Mem­ber­ship forms and in­for­ma­tion are avail­able via www.sqnrm.com.au.

RSVP for the gen­eral meeting by email­ing ad­min@sqnrm.com.au.

Res­i­dents can fol­low SQ NRM on so­cial me­dia.

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