Re­gional De­vel­op­ment’s new com­mit­tee in place

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

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.

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