Board of Directors

The MI Board is comprised of seven or eight directors, with a mix of shareholder and independent directors. They are responsible to shareholders and seek to balance sometimes competing objectives in the best interests of the company.

The Board is elected in the following way:

  • The four shareholder-elected directors are directly elected by postal ballot, and must be current shareholders.
  • 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, with the exception of the Managing Director, elect the Chairman.

Board of Directors

Nayce Dalton

Nayce Dalton - Chair

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



Brett Jones

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. He is also a director of MI Holdings Pty Ltd.

Hayden Cudmore

Hayden Cudmore - Deputy Chair - Shareholder-elected director

Hayden Cudmore was appointed to the Board as a shareholder-elected Director in 2017, and as Deputy Chair in March 2019. He has been farming at Benerembah for the past 36 years. Hayden has had 17 years’ experience at the Rice Growers Association (RGA) and previously represented the RGA at various rice and water industry forums. He is also a member of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. 

 Peter Borrows

Peter Borrows - Independent director

Peter Borrows 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. 


Steve Whan - Independent director

Steve Whan was appointed as an Independent Director on 1 March 2021.  Steve is a trustee director and deputy chair of ClubPlus superannuation. He was previously CEO of the National Irrigators' Council, and prior to this spent twelve years in the NSW Parliament, including as Minister for Primary Industries.

Tony Sergi

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. 

Michael Carter

Michael Carter - Independent director

Michael Carter was appointed as an Independent director at the 2019 AGM. Michael is an experienced Director and has held positions on a range of ASX listed, private company and joint venture boards. He is a qualified engineer and financial planner and is the former Managing Director of Bridges Financial Services. 

Tracey Val

Tracey Valenzisi - Shareholder-elected director

Tracey Valenzisi was appointed as a Shareholder-elected director at the 2019 AGM. Tracey has qualifications in business and a background in dry land and horticultural farming. She has worked in all sectors of Government and the private sector, acquiring knowledge of business, staff, financial management and customer service. She also served as a Leeton Shire Councillor for eight years. 


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