New directors take their seats

Back again: New North Central CMA board member Jan Boynton was the organisation’s inaugural CEO.

Jan Boynton and Clinton Tilley have been appointed to the North Central Catchment Management Authority board.

Ms Boynton, who runs a cattle stud in the Loddon catchment, was the the inaugural chief executive officer of the North Central CMA, has been a Goulburn Broken CMA board director and has had more than 25 years’ experience in executive positions in state and local government, including with Campaspe Shire Council and the City of Greater Bendigo.

Ms Boynton also has an extensive background in board governance and is currently a director of Haven: Home, Safe; Bendigo Art Gallery; CVGT Australia; and Bendigo Jockey Club; and chair of Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee.

New face: Clinton Tilley has been appointed to the North Central CMA board.

Mr Tilley has been with The Hermal Group for more than 16 years, the past 10 as chief executive officer.

The group is a private family-owned company with diverse business holdings including Quipsmart Modular Build, Sullivans Cove Distillery, Western Port Marina, Mortim Timber wholesalers, CLTP Panel Products (plantation-based hardwood timber products) and Bio-Energy International.

Mr Tilley has led the group’s development of zero emission architecturally designed modular buildings and has a strong background in finance and banking.

North Central CMA chair Julie Miller Markoff thanked outgoing board members Trish Kevin, Susan Jackson and Efim Tkatchew, whose terms expired.

Sally Mitchell and Ms Miller Markoff were reappointed for another term.

Ms Miller Markoff said the new board was perfectly positioned to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“Once again we have a board that comes from diverse walks of life and has a great mix of experience,” she said.

“I think we are in a really good position to address the challenges in front of us, particularly climate change mitigation and adaptation.

“Climate change is a big challenge for us as an organisation and for our communities, but there are lots of opportunities that will come from our hard work, opportunities for agriculture, Traditional Owners, the environment, and our towns and cities.

“We need to work hard to be in a position to take advantage of these and with this board, I think we can.”