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Nayce Dalton - Chair

Nayce Dalton was appointed to the Board as a shareholder-elected Director in 2013 and was elected Chair in March 2019. Nayce is the manager of a successful mixed farming business in Binya, which has been operating for over 30 years. He is also Chair of group company, MI Holdings Pty Ltd.



Brett Jones - Managing Director

Brett Jones commenced as Chief Executive Officer in October 2015 and was appointed to the Board as Managing Director in July 2016. Brett is an experienced executive with qualifications in engineering, project management and finance.



Hayden Cudmore - Shareholder-elected Director

Hayden Cudmore was appointed to the Board as a shareholder-elected Director in 2017. He is a local third generation irrigator and has been farming at Benerembah for the past 34 years. Hayden has had 15 years’ experience in the Rice Growers Association (RGA) and previously represented RGA at various rice and water industry forums.




Frank Sergi - Shareholder-elected Director

Frank Sergi was appointed to the Board as a shareholder-elected Director in February 2013. Frank was MI Chair between November 2015 and March 2019. Frank has 30 years’ experience in taxation and business services. His family have been farming in the area since 1958 and he has an ongoing involvement in horticulture and the wine industry.

 

Leith Boully - Independent Director

Leith was appointed as an Independent Director in 2005. Leith has extensive experience in water and natural resource management. She is currently the Independent Chair of Queensland bulk water provider, SunWater.



Kaye Dalton - Independent Director

Kaye was appointed in 2014 as an Independent Director. Kaye has over 25 years’ experience in the water sector, including water policy and reform, development of water infrastructure projects and stakeholder engagement. Kaye is MI’s alternate delegate for the NSW Irrigators’ Council and is a director of MI Holdings Pty Ltd.




Antonio (tony) Sergi - Shareholder-elected Director

Tony Sergi was appointed to the Board as a shareholder-elected Director in 2005. He has been a horticultural farmer for over 40 years in the MIA growing and exporting prunes, grapes, peaches and vegetables.

 



Peter Borrows - Independent director

Peter was appointed as an Independent Director in 2015. He is the former CEO of Queensland Bulk Supply Authority (Seqwater) and was MI’s CEO from July 2013 to July 2015. Peter is MI’s alternate delegate for the National Irrigators’ Council.

 

Directors are responsible to shareholders for the short and longer term performance of the company, and seek to balance sometimes competing objectives in the best interests of the company as a whole. The Board is comprised of seven or eight directors.

  • The four shareholder-elected directors are directly elected by postal ballot.
  • The directors appoint the three Independent Directors.
  • All Independent Director appointments are subject to shareholder confirmation.
  • All directors appoint the Managing Director (if the CEO is invited to join the Board).
  • All directors except the Managing Director elect the Chairman.

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