Ir­ri­ga­tors wel­come new MIL chair

Southern Riverina news - - Local Real Estate -

South­ern Rive­rina Ir­ri­ga­tors (SRI) has wel­comed the an­nounce­ment of Noel Gra­ham as the new chair­man of Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion Limited (MIL).

SRI chair­man Ted Hatty said Mr Gra­ham has had an ex­ten­sive back­ground in agri­cul­tural in­dus­tries and his lead­er­ship skills would be a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to MIL.

‘‘Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion, like many ru­ral busi­nesses, faces con­tin­u­ing chal­lenges from a range of gov­ern­ment poli­cies.

‘‘MIL has had to face a range of com­plex is­sues whilst the re­gion was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing se­vere and pro­longed drought, and now new chal­lenges with the Mur­rayDar­ling Basin Plan.

‘‘The skill sets and con­tri­bu­tions in­di­vid­u­als have made to en­sure Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion’s con­tin­ued suc­cess, as a lead­ing water sup­ply busi­ness, ex­pands over many decades.

‘‘It is the per­sonal con­tri­bu­tions that so many in­di­vid­u­als have made that has al­lowed Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion to con­tinue its role as a suc­cess­ful water dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany.

‘‘It is im­por­tant that Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion can con­tinue to sup­ply water in the fu­ture to our re­gion in the most cost ef­fec­tive way.

‘‘South­ern Rive­rina Ir­ri­ga­tors looks for­ward to work­ing with the new chair of Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion to max­imise op­por­tu­ni­ties for this re­gion and to en­sure that ir­ri­ga­tion con­tin­ues its vi­tal role in this re­gion.’’

Mr Gra­ham takes over as MIL chair from Ste­wart El­lis, who shocked the ir­ri­ga­tion sec­tor with his res­ig­na­tion ear­lier this month.

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