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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 Primary Industries – 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.


Lindy Hyam, Lorn

Lindy has more than 20 years of leadership experience at board and CEO levels in the public and private sectors across regional and urban Australia and internationally, including roles on Newcastle, Singleton and Warringah councils.

Appointed Board members

James Clark, Anambah

Daryl Dutton, Scone

Tony Hegarty, Cassilis

Elected Board members

Art Brown, Crawford River

Ron Campbell, Merriwa

Deborah Willis, Landsdowne