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Changes to the Hunter Local Land Services board

Hunter Local Land Services has recently welcomed two new board members to replace two long-serving members.

Daryl Dutton and James Clarke, two inaugural members of the Hunter Local Land Services board, have now completed their terms.

Chair Lindy Hyam has thanked Daryl and James for their hard work over the last five years, helping to shape the strategic direction of Hunter Local Land Services.

“Daryl and James have been there since day one of Local Land Services and were crucial in setting the agenda and developing opportunities and relationships within the Hunter and Manning Great Lakes,” said Chair Lindy Hyam.

“Our region is in a great position, with a passionate team and a strong relationship with our customers and community, and this is in part due to their commitment and drive to make this organisation a success.”

“We owe them our gratitude for the five years of service and dedication, and utilising their networks to grow our team and business, for the benefit of our customers and local environment.”

Two new board members have been appointed to fill the board, Allison Mudford and Robyn Parker.

Both members will bring a wealth of unique experience to the board.

Allison Mudford is passionate about agriculture, sustainability and rural communities; and brings a deep understanding of the agriculture sector and catchment health issues facing rural and remote communities having lived and worked in rural Victoria and NSW her whole life.

Allison, her husband and young family run a mixed farming enterprise at Cassilis NSW, where she is heavily involved in her local community.

Robyn has a deep understanding of the Hunter region and its diverse agricultural and environmental landscapes. Robyn brings a unique, strong and well-established network of contacts and relationships to the board with more than 30 years of public sector experience and 12 years in the NSW Parliament.

Chair Lindy Hyam said the board has welcomed both appointments.

“Both Allison and Robyn bring a diverse range of experiences to Hunter Local Land Services and we look forward to working closely with them to ensure our organisation continues to deliver the best value, support and opportunities for our customers,” said Lindy.

“We pride ourselves on being well engaged and involved with our local communities, partners and local organisations, and Allison and Robyn will help us to continue to expand our work in the region.

“We welcome them both to the board, and believe that our board is ready and able to meet the challenges and expectations on our organisation moving forward.”

The new board members commenced their positions in late March and have been engaged on four year terms.