Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Balance is wrong says director
The Murray Irrigation Ltd election process has been interesting, to say the least.
When I successfully stood for the board in 2018 I knew it would be a steep learning curve as I became more familiar with the operations of the company and how it serves the shareholders.
However, as I have unfortunately discovered, at present MIL is not a company that puts its shareholders ‘first and foremost’.
The current structure of the board has a balance that, in my view, does not prioritise the actions and advocacy that are required to maximise the water allocation for our region’s farmers, and I believe that is what the majority of shareholders want from their board.
However, it will not take much for that balance to change, and this is why I am standing on a joint ticket with Lachlan Marshall in this MIL election.
I believe Lachlan and myself, with support from other like-minded shareholder directors, will have an opportunity to focus on returning reliable and affordable water to the NSW Murray.
I fully appreciate that this will not be easy to achieve. However, for the sake of our futures and those of our children and grandchildren, we cannot allow the present contraction of our resource to continue without putting up a fight.
I encourage shareholders, when casting your votes, to give Lachlan and myself the support we need so we can work towards returning true shareholder representation to the MIL board.