Our Board

Hunter 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.


Allison Mudford

Allison (Alli) Mudford has been with the Hunter Local board since February 2019. She owns and operates 5000 acres mixed farming agricultural business with properties at Cassilis and Spring Ridge

Alli is the producer elected representative on the Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRAC). She is also an advisory committee member for the Northern Inland Regional Advisory Committee of NPWS

Alli has tertiary qualifications in Agricultural Science and 18 years’ experience in NRM and NFP management roles working within the government and more recently in the regional development space for the not-for-profit sector.

Alli’s career to date has seen her deliver a range of complex high-profile programs with a variety of communities across the nation on a range of disaster recovery, capacity building, NRM and water efficiency initiatives to help communities thrive.

Appointed Board members

Brynnie Goodwill, Wollombi Valley

Brynnie’s commitment to the Hunter region is demonstrated through her role in establishing the Greater Wollombi Valley Community Resilience Network and management of an organic farm that is used a s a demonstration site for many community projects.

Brynnie is an experienced non-executive director, and has been responsible for financial oversight and risk management as non-executive director of several boards, including Deputy Chair Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Community Housing Limited, Earth Trust, BKG Group,  Deputy Chair of Women for Election Australia, former member of the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNHN) and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Brynnie holds qualifications in Arts, International Affairs and Law. She is also a graduate of the AICD.

Elizabeth McEntyre, Tea Gardens

Elizabeth is a Worimi and Wonnarua First Nations woman who lives in Tea Gardens. She has a strong community presence as an Aboriginal Elder and Leader. Her background is in Commonwealth and NSW government agencies and Aboriginal community controlled health services. She serves on several boards and has a strong interest in protecting the culture and heritage of the land. This is Elizabeth’s second term on the Hunter Local Land Services Board.

Robyn Parker, Terrigal

Robyn has a deep understanding of the Hunter region and it’s diverse agricultural and environmental landscapes. Robyn brings a unique, strong and well-established network of contacts and relationships to Hunter Local Land Services. Robyn has over 30 years of public sector experience and served in the NSW Parliament for 12 years serving first as a Member of the Legislative Council followed by four years as the Member for Maitland. Robyn was appointed to the Hunter Local Land Services Board in 2019.

Elected Board members

  • Bill Stacy
  • Fred Paton
  • Pat Ryan.

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