Changes to NRM’s structure
Southern Queensland Natural Resource Management appoints its first CEO
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 email@example.com.
Residents can follow SQ NRM on social media.