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Board of Directors

Peter Jones


Dried fruit property owner for over 30 years. Served as Chairman of the Dried Fruits Association, delegate to the VFF and NFF. Served on the Workplace Relations and Water Committees. Member of the Dried Grape Industry Advisory Council. Board member since 2010.

Gayle Danson


Employed part-time by local not-for-profit organisation. Has a background in community service provision and development. Board member since 2007.

Tim Chase


General Manager Operations of the leading sands explorer in the Victorian Murray Basin. Employed in general management and human resource positions for 15 plus years. Led teams in excess of 300 plus employees and contractors. Board member since 2016

David Treloar


A CFP, owner operator of a well-respected local Financial Planning business for over 10 years. Previously 30 years’ experience as a broad-acre dryland and stock farmer in Carwarp, and active community member holding various leadership roles. Predominantly self-employed all his working life, currently retired.
Board member since 2017.

Ian Ballantyne


Currently self employed in project and executive management consultancy in agriculture and natural resource management fields. Board member since 1985.

Jayne Sunbird


Previously employed as a Business Facilitator at MADEC prior to establishing own consultancy business. Brings public relations and marketing skills to the Board. Board member since 2007.

Jenna Yetman


A Practicing Solicitor with a local commercial law firm. Brings legal, compliance, risk and corporate governance skills to the Board. Board member since 2015.

Eliza Allomes


B.Acc, ASA. A qualified and practising accountant with a local accounting firm. Assists the board with financial assessment and advice. Board member since 2017.