Our Board

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is governed by a board of local people.

Board members work closely with landholders and local communities to identify and deliver services that are relevant to local needs.

Local boards are comprised of a mix of Ministerially-appointed and elected board members who bring a wealth of skills, experience and commitment to the organisation.

The Chair and three board members are appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales while the remaining three board members are elected by Local Land Services ratepayers.

Together they focus on the strategic direction of the organisation, promoting the services offered, encouraging partnerships and building strong relationships with investors while also communicating the priorities and concerns of customers to local boards.

Section 29 of the Local Land Services Act 2013 sets out the functions of local boards. They are legally binding and should be interpreted as the definitive reference regarding the role of local boards.


Ian Rogan, Millthorpe

Ian has over 20 years’ experience on the boards of private companies, statutory authorities and industry associations. He is the current Principal of Ian Maxwell Rogan Consulting which reviews the adoption of genetic technologies by the sheep industry. This is Ian’s third term on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board and second term as Chair.


Rachel Nicoll, Hampton

Rachel Nicoll is an active member of the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Community Advisory Group and Regional Pest Animal Committee. She is a member of the NSW Young Farmers and is the current Hartley Branch Chair. She has extensive committee experience and is passionate about agriculture and the role of Local Land Services. This is Rachel’s first term on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board.

Tess Herbert, Eugowra

Tess owns and operates multiple cattle feedlots and runs a mixed farming enterprise near Eugowra. She has been a member of several boards in the agriculture sector and has over ten years’ experience as a non-executive director. This is Tess’s second term on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board.

Donna Rygate, Canowindra

Donna Rygate co-owns a farming and grazing property at Canowindra. She is an experienced Chief Executive and independent director who holds various board and committee roles as well as doing consultancy work. From 2014-2018 Donna was Chief Executive of Local Government NSW. Before that she worked for 25 years in executive, policy, communications, governance and operational roles in the NSW public service. Donna was appointed to the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board in 2019.


Wendy Bowman, Cargo

Wendy lives at Cargo and since 1997 has run her family’s beef cattle property at Canowindra after a career in sales and marketing. She is actively involved in her community in various industry and community groups and initiatives. She has held positions including being a board member of the Mid-Lachlan Landcare’s Growing the Grazing Revolution project. This is Wendy’s second term on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board.

Scott Sullivan, Cumnock

Scott has an extensive background in agriculture having been involved in primary production for 45 years. He currently owns and manages a cattle enterprise near Cumnock. Scott has taught science, agriculture and farm management at both a secondary and tertiary level. For 17 years he worked as a ranger and biosecurity officer for Local Land Services and its predecessor organisations. This is his first term on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board.

Howard Robert Sinclair, Newbridge

Howard comes from the Newbridge area near Bathurst where he has operated a prime lamb and beef cattle enterprise for over 30 years. Howard has played an active role in agricultural policy direction and service delivery throughout his career in the predecessor organisations of Local Land Services and other industry groups. This is Howard’s second term on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board.

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