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Board of Directors

Bill Nicol


Professional Civil Engineer and Planner operating across the MADEC service area. Brings strategic planning, project management and sustainable development to the Board. Member for 17 years.

Ian Ballantyne


Currently self employed in project and executive management consultancy in agriculture and natural resource management fields. Member of the Board for 27 years.

Gayle Danson


Employed part-time by local not-for-profit organisation. Has a background in community service provision and development. Member for 5 years.

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.

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 rolls. Predominantly self-employed all his working life, currently retired.
Board member since 2017.

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 June 2010.

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. Member for 5 years.

Jenna Yetman


A Practicing Solicitor with a local commercial law firm. Brings legal, compliance, risk and corporate governance skills to the Board. Board member for 1 year.

Christine K Singam

Company Secretary

Former World Bank (IDA) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) project Consultant, with years of experience in project administration, and financial management in both the commercial sector and the public sector. Christine is also engaged in academic research into stress management and mindfulness.

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