Ibis

The Board

Board members are responsible for the effective management of natural resources in the Catchment.

About the Board

Board members are drawn from within the region and are appointed by Victoria’s Minister for Water.

Collectively, the Board has extensive experience and knowledge of primary industry, land protection, water resource management, waterway and floodplain management, environmental conservation, local government, food processing, and business and financial management.

Current Board Directors

Helen Reynolds - Chair

For the past 17 years Helen has owned and managed a farming business at Congupna with her partner Craig. The business produces a wide range of irrigated fodder, grains and small seeds and does contracting work and grain drying for other farms. Helen has an interest in sustainable and profitable private land use and effective management of public land. Helen believes the greatest challenge facing the Catchment is the disconnection of people's lives from nature and food production while the greatest opportunity is the chance to use water specifically for environmental benefits. She also believes one of our biggest advantages is our location and the innovative and committed people in the community and involved in agriculture that enrich our catchment.

Ron Harris

Ron is a beef producer at Nagambie and has a strong understanding and interest in sustainable agriculture, operations and policy after working for Victorian Government agriculture departments over many years. Ron is currently Chair of the Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee and the Cattle Compensation Advisory Committee. He is also the Chair of the Mid-Goulburn Grassland Society Branch and is a VFF member.

Sam Lolicato

Sam is an agricultural scientist who farms apples and other irrigated crops near Tatura. He has extensive agricultural industry knowledge and experience gained through working in and with communities in northern Victoria and southern NSW. He is involved with local community and grower groups and is interested in initiatives that achieve a balance between environmental, social and economic production considerations.

Adrian Weston 

Adrian Weston

Adrian, who previously ran a dairy farm,  owns and operates an irrigated prime lamb and cropping farm enterprise at Rushworth.  He is also Mayor of Campaspe Shire, representing the the Waranga Ward.
Adrian has a long-standing interest in natural resource management and believes the greatest challenge facing the Catchment community is balancing the demand for increased productive use of land (soil) and water resources with protecting and improving the condition of the region’s unique natural environment. He says the key to  building the Catchment’s environmental and social resilience relies on the willingness of business, industry and communities to embrace and adapt to change.