Skip to content

Our board

The board of Hunter Local Land Services is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and have planning meetings every second month. Check out the summaries of what is covered at each of these meetings.

Hunter Local Land Services has a seven-member board made up of people from across the region from various backgrounds, who bring a range of experience, and a wealth of knowledge. Four board members were appointed by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries and three were elected by landholders from the region.

Susan Hooke


Susan Hooke, Chair

Phone: 0408 523 565
Email: susan.hooke@lls.nsw.gov.au

Susan served as chair of the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority. She has extensive experience in corporate and administrative law and governance, setting and achieving strategic objectives, advising ministers and senior government officers, negotiating and mediating, as well as communicating with and providing services to a variety of community groups.

Ted Laurie
Ted Laurie

Phone: 6558 5503
Email: knowla@skymesh.com.au

Ted is a beef cattle farmer at Moppy in the foothills of the Barrington Tops World Heritage Area, a 2600 hectare family enterprise with approximately 1600 head of cattle, including the Knowla Angus Stud. Ted served on the Board of the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority. He is a keen advocate of sustainable and profitable farming practices and has extensive knowledge of livestock production and genetics.


James Clark
James Clark

Phone: 0427 545 212
Email: colane@bigpond.com

James lives with his family on a cattle property near Maitland in the lower Hunter Valley. He is the Chair of the Northern Region for the Grains Research and Development Corporation and has extensive industry networks across NSW. James has a strong belief that primary production, industry and natural resources management can be successfully managed together, with benefits for all sectors and the broader community.


Daryl Dutton
Daryl Dutton

Phone: 0408 410 641
Email: daryldutton@bigpond.com

Daryl is a land owner with a lifelong interest in agriculture and is based in Scone, in the upper Hunter. Daryl has qualifications in management, administration, civil engineering, and town and country planning, and 43 years' experience in planning and delivering services for the community.


Ron Campbell
Ron Campbell

Phone: 0428 485 153
Email: cr.campbell@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au


Ron Campbell is a councillor on the Upper Hunter Shire Council, a member of the Goulbourn River Wild Dog Association and the NSW Farmers Association. Ron has a mixed farming and grazing enterprise at Merriwa, breeding Angus cattle and Merino ewes and runs a Dohne stud for prime lamb production. He is qualified in sheep and wool classing, cattle animal nutrition, feed lotting, corporate governance, finance and risk management.


Peter Bishop Jnr
Peter Bishop Jnr

Phone: 0429 454 189
Email: kurokin@bigpond.com

Peter Bishop has qualifications in farm management and has lived and worked in the Hunter Valley for 25 years where has helped to build and expand his family's cattle business, which exports to a number of overseas markets. He is a member of the Upper Hunter CSG Community Consultative Committee and the Merriwa Show Committee and Race Club.


Tony Hegarty
Tony Hegarty

Phone: 0427 761 052
Email: hegartyda@bigpond.com

Tony Hegarty runs a beef cattle enterprise at Cassilis. He's on the Executive Council of the NSW Farmers Association, is a board member of the Cattle Council of Australia, and has been actively involved with the Merriwa Landcare Group since its inception in 1989. Tony has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and has undertaken ongoing education in holistic farming and natural resource management.