Our board

 

Brian Hine (Chairperson) is Managing Director of Cassano Consulting Pty Ltd. He has 35 years' experience across a range of government departments and agencies at state, local and commonwealth levels. Responsibilities included public land management, child family and youth welfare, disability services and emergency management. He was Victoria's Deputy Emergency Services Commissioner from 2007 to 2010.

Brian has significant recent experience in contemporary management challenges including performance management, change management, community engagement, adaptive learning and organisational reform. Over the past 7 years he has contributed to several independent reports to Parliament, completed several complex inquiries and reviews and provided independent management advice to large non-government entities.

Brian's professional interests include corporate governance, performance evaluation, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. He is a committed advocate of sustainable and responsible game hunting.

 

Ms Wendy Greiner (Deputy Chairperson) has extensive experience as a non-executive director and Chair across a range of industry sectors.

Ms Greiner is also currently Chairperson of the Murray Regional Tourism Board, a unique cross border partnership of two state governments and 13 local government authorities. She has previously held various government and private directorships including Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Management, Mayor of a large metropolitan Council in South Australia, Director of Harness Racing Victoria and the Royal Automobile Association.

She has also served on Audit, Remuneration and Risk Committees.

Wendy has significant experience in regulatory authorities as well as in public policy and administration. She has worked extensively with all levels of government to deliver key strategic outcomes.

She has held leadership roles in Southcorp, Qantas and many other high profile organisations. Ms Greiner has added enormous value to companies with her breadth of experience in governance, financial and risk management, strategy, organisational change, corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement.

Wendy is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and was awarded Life Membership for her contribution to management. She is a mentor to some of her aspiring and less experienced colleagues.

Margaret Donnan 

Ms Margaret Donnan is an experienced Non-Executive Director with more than 15 years' experience on a range of Boards and as Chief Executive of the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association, the peak national industry body representing Australia's $40 billion chemical industry.
 
Ms Donnan brings a depth of government, business and not for profit skill in public policy and legislation; strategy development and administration; government/business/research interface; chemicals and plastics manufacturing; innovation and research; sustainability; occupational health and safety; security; corporate governance and risk management; stakeholder engagement and strategic thinking.
 
Ms Donnan is committed to sustainability and industry leadership and has a strong track record in effective stakeholder relations, organisational representation and advocacy, and in working with Ministers, governments, industry, and community to deliver outcomes.
 
Ms Donnan has significant experience in regulatory environments and public policy gained from her previous role as the CEO of Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association and as a senior executive with WorkSafe Victoria. She served two terms on the inaugural Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority and gained further experience in establishing new regulatory authorities.

Peter Bailey 

Mr Peter Bailey held a number of senior roles with Department of Primary Industries and its predecessors between 1967 and 2009. Between 1991 and 2009 Mr Bailey was Executive Director responsible for biosecurity, animal welfare, food safety regulations and agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

Since 2009, Mr Bailey has been self-employed as an advisor. Mr Bailey is an experienced board member and is currently a board member on the Dairy Food Safety Victoria Board.

Michael Wagg 

Mr Michael Waggis an Agricultural Scientist with extensive experience in owning and operating farms in western Victoria. He has previously worked with the Victorian Government and runs his own consulting business. 

Mr Wagg has held several technical and management positions with state government departments and Land and Water Australia. 

He currently consults for rural research and development corporations and universities in the areas of project design, strategy, implementation and evaluation. 

Mr Wagg was formally the Chairperson of the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, and is currently serving as a Director for a further two year period.

Mark Little 

Mr Mark Little's career with the Department of Human Services spans 23 years. He has a good understanding of hunting, conservation and game management through his experience and professional involvement as member and former office holder with Field and Game Australia and the Australian Deer Association.

He is a strong advocate for Aboriginal communities and individuals involved in all aspects of game hunting and game management. Mr Little is a full-time public sector employee.

Eddy Kontelj 

Eddy Kontelj is currently Managing Director with a Caterpillar equipment dealership and has over 38 years experience in mining, heavy industry, plant and equipment. Mr Kontelj possesses strong business acumen and is an experienced Non-Executive Director having held Director and Chair positions on a number of boards including the Barwon Regional Waste Management Group.

Mr Kontelj is actively involved in the community and served as Councillor with the City of Greater Geelong from 2010 through to 2016. During his time on Council he was Portfolio Holder of Multicultural Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs and Finance for City of Greater Geelong. Through his community involvement he has also led and coordinated several significant and successful fundraising initiatives and campaigns for Non for Profit organisations including the Asthma Foundation and beyondblue. 

Alan Bowman 

Mr Alan Bowman is actively involved in primary production and has over 40 years' experience in agricultural research and development organisations across the public and private sectors. He has held a number of board and council appointments across the Victorian Farmers Federation, animal welfare and the wool industries.

He is currently the Director of the Agricultural Co of Australia and Chairperson of Prime Super. He brings extensive experience in industrial relations and superannuation. Mr Bowman was a member of the Victorian Hunting Advisory Committee and has a good understanding of the issues relating to the establishment of the GMA and the required governance practices.

 

Mr Rod Drew is currently the Executive Officer for the Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia Limited. Mr Drew is also an active 30 year member of Field and Game Australia (FGA) and held the position of CEO from 1997 until 2014.

Mr Drew has vast experience in game management, hunting and conservation of natural resources through sustainable utilisation.

He has represented FGA and the Shooting Industry on various Victorian, interstate and federal government committees and held positions on a range of non-government committees throughout Australia.

As part of his professional development, Mr Drew has visited and spent time with hunting and game management organisations in the UK and USA.

Mr Drew was a member of the former Victorian Hunting Advisory Committee.

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