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Chairman

 Llew Vale OAM    

 

Llew Vale has extensive governance and water industry experience and expertise in primary production.  Mr Vale has been a farmer for 37 years at Toora and is a former Councillor and Mayor of the Shire of South Gippsland.  He served as Chair of South Gippsland Water from its inception in 1995 until September 2011, having previously been a member of the South Gippsland Water Board.  Mr Vale was awarded an Order of Australia in 2002 for services to the water industry and community    

 


 Llew Vale

Directors

 Dennis Moon    

 

Dennis Moon is a business owner from Rochester with expertise in irrigation systems, particularly sub surface drip. Mr Moon has been an irrigator in Northern Victoria for 25 years and now operates with partners Campaspe Irrigation who specialise in the design, supply and construction of a wide range of on farm irrigation systems. He is the former chair of the Australian Tomato Processing Research Council and is the tomato representative on Horticulture Australia Limited. Mr Moon was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship.

 


 Dennis Moon

 Neil Pankhurst    

 

With practical experience in primary production and customer engagement Mr Pankhurst is an irrigator and dairy farmer from Tongala who is a Councillor and served a term as Mayor of the Shire of Campaspe.  Mr Pankhurst is also chair of Tongala and District Financial Services.

 

Neil Pankhurst

 Sarah Scales    

Qualifications: B. Ag.

Sarah Scales is a business and risk management consultant and also owns a mixed farming enterprise near Mansfield.  Sarah was appointed to the Board of Queensland Sugar Limited in January 2013.  Sarah has been a director of InterGrain P/L, a plant breeding company since October 2011.  She was previously the General Manager AWB International in addition to other senior management positions AWB Limited.  Ms Scales has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and has completed the Stanford Executive program.   

 

Sarah Scales

 Ian Mansbridge    

Qualifications: F.C.I.M., C.P.A., F.C.I.S., F.C.S.A., Dip C.M.

Ian Mansbridge a fourth generation farmer at Pompapiel. His Executive roles have included Managing Director of Sandhurst Trustees and Elders Rural Bank and a General Manager of Bendigo Bank. His current Directorships include Sandhurst Trustees, MyState, Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees, The Rock Building Society and Australian Friendly Society.

 


 Ian Mansbridge

 Frank Whitford    

Qualifications: Ass. Dip. Bus. FAIM

Frank Whitford from Northwood has extensive knowledge of the retail industry across Australia. An experienced Managing Director having held roles at Fletcher Jones, Mitre 10 and Sportsgirl/Sportscraft. He is also involved with the family Wagyu beef breeding and calf rearing business across two farms in northern Victoria. Mr Whitford is the current Deputy Chair of PrimeSafe Victoria, a Board member of the Australian Wagyu Association and has served as a Director on a number of Boards for over 15 years.   

 


 Frank Whitford

 Peter McCamish    

 

Peter McCamish has significant knowledge of the Goulburn Valley horticultural industry, as he has been part of this industry for 34 years. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on a number of boards including S D Reid Holdings, a Tasmanian cherry grower and exporter, SPC -  Ardmona Limited and the Food Bowl Modernization Project Steering Committee.  He is currently a director of Water for Rivers.

 

 


Peter McCamish

 Barry Steggall    


Barry Steggall is a former Mayor of the City of Swan Hill.  He is experienced in Victorian government policies as he was formerly State Deputy Leader of the National Party and Member of Parliament for Swan Hill from 1983 to 2002. He specialised in water, environment and food issues during his Parliamentary career. Barry is also a board member of Cooperative Schools Victoria. A former member of Victoria's Independent Panel for Sustainable Water Strategies.

 

 

  Barry Steggall

 Dick Ranken    


Mr Dick Ranken is a livestock farmer from Avenel. Mr Ranken retired in 2009 after a 30 year career with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr Ranken is a board member of a bank in Mongolia and a private equity fund in the Pacific Islands. He is a member of the Burnt Creek Landcare group and Upton Hill CFA.   Mr Ranken holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, a Master of Arts, and has completed an executive development program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

 

 


 Dick Ranken

 Gavin Hanlon - Managing Director    

Qualifications: B.App Sci. M.App Sci, MBA, GAICD, FAIM

Gavin Hanlon has 12 years experience as CEO / MD in the Victorian water industry.  He was Managing Director of Coliban Water before his current role with GMW and before Coliban Water he was the CEO of North Central Catchment Management Authority.  He is a Williamson Fellow.

 

 


 Gavin Hanlon

 

Corporate Secretary

 Chris Dalton    

Qualifications: BCom, PGDipEco, GradDipAcc, GradDipAppFin, GradDipACG, CPA, F Fin, FCSA, FCIS, AAICD

Chris Dalton has experience in risk management, governance, compliance and financial reporting. This experience has been obtained through a variety of roles at organisations including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Coliban Water. Chris is a director of Lockmore Financial Services Limited trading as the Elmore, Lockington & Rochester Community Bank.

 


Chris Dalton

 

For corporate governance matters, please contact the Corporate Secretary chrisda@g-mwater.com.au