Central West 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.
Susan Madden, Dubbo
Susan has close to 20 years experience working in agriculture and natural resource management. She specialises in the areas of economics, policy, advocacy, communications and management. She has a strong interest in farming – living and working on a family cattle stud. This is Susan’s third term on the Central West Local Land Services Board and second term as Chair.
APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS
Christine White, Coolah
Christine operates a livestock production business near Coolah with her husband and is responsible for the financial administration, agronomy, livestock nutrition and business management. Christine also has significant board experience and is focussed on improving outcomes for agriculture in NSW. This is Christine’s second term on the Central West Local Land Services Board.
Andrew Rice, Parkes
Andrew is a landholder near Parkes with a consulting and financial background. He has extensive experience across the agriculture and natural resource management sectors. He is also a non-executive director and Chair of the Foundation for Arable Research Australia Ltd. This is Andrew’s first term on the Central West Local Land Services Board.
Paul Brydon, Narromine
Paul is passionate about teamwork and leadership and has significant governance experience. He is a longstanding member of the Narromine Local Aboriginal Land Council as well as being a participant on numerous consultative committees in the public and private sectors. This is Paul’s first term on the Central West Local Land Services Board.
ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS
Will Martel, Gollan
Will is from Gollan and has a firm understanding of the needs of farms, farm businesses, farm families and the NSW landscape through his work as a farmer, GRDC panel member and agricultural consultant. He has an interest in natural resource management and has undertaken work to increase biodiversity on his farm. Will is passionate about his community and is involved in a number of community groups. This is his first term on the Central West Local Land Services Board.
David Waters, Mendooran
David is the owner and operator of mixed farming enterprises at Mendooran and Tottenham. He has a background in finance and currently works as a rural financial councillor. David is also an active member of the Mendooran Rural Fire Service. This is his first term on the Central West Local Land Services Board.
Chris Sweeney, Forbes
Chris has previously owned and managed a mixed farming property including lamb and wool production and winter cereal cropping. He currently works as a machinery sales manager for Geronimo Farm Equipment. This is Chris’s second elected term on the Central West Local Land Services Board. In his first term Chris undertook several roles within the Board including the Finance and Risk Committee and Chair of the Pest Animal Committee.
2016–17 Annual Report
From our ChairOn behalf of our staff and board, I am pleased to present our 2016–17 Annual Report.Delivering v...
Central West Chair, Susan MaddenSusan is committed to rural and regional communities and is recognised as a leader i...