Regional Development’s new committee in place
For the first time in a number of years the new Regional Development Australia - Murray committee of 10 consists of representatives from the far east and far west of the Murray region.
The recently elected board met for the first time on November 21 after a recruitment process.
Remaining on the board are deputy chair Brian Miller and TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Business, Arts, and Service Industry director and treasurer and Murray Darling Basin Authority partnerships and engagement team member Alex Anthony.
Perin Davey remains chair after being appointed to the role in April this year.
Members of the new committee have been recruited using a skills-based approach with representation from the financial, economic, manufacturing, social, business development and local government sectors, as well as achieving gender balance and a broad geographic spread.
Other members are:
Interim deputy chair Leigh Byron, Mayor of Balranald Shire Council and owner of Life Power financial services.
Adam McSwain, Edward River Council general manager.
Andrew de Graaff, Hume Bank chief customer officer.
Belinda Anderson, Henty Machinery Field Days CEO.
Frank Zaknich, Albury City Council general manager
Geoff Lowe, managing director of Proven Products Pty Ltd
Mary Hoodless, organisational development consultant and director of a progressive Angus beef enterprise
Nina O’Brien, Committee for Echuca Moama CEO
The first committee meeting highlighted opportunities and challenges from across the region and formed a strong directional foundation for the coming three-year term.