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Sharyon Peart welcomed as the new chair of the Mallee CMA

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has welcomed today’s appointment of Sharyon Peart as the new Chairperson of the Board.

“While I am thrilled and excited to be appointed Chair of the Mallee CMA, I acknowledge the enormous challenges that lie ahead,” Ms Peart said.

“My vast experience in small business management, local government, community consultation, governance and people management, I believe will be of great benefit.

“I have been keen to become involved in this area for sometime and I was excited to have the opportunity to apply for this role when it became available six months ago. 

“My family has always been concerned with Environmental issues. My uncle was Minister for the Environment in a previous state Labor Government, my brother is an Environmental Engineer and our family has a long history in farming. This has provided me a broad understanding of the issues facing farmers and how we must integrate farming and environmental practices to ensure sustainability into the future.

“The Mallee CMA has achieved much under the fine leadership of Joan Burns and leaves an organisation in good stead.  I wish Joan every success for the future.  CEO Jenny Collins leads a committed team and I very much look forward to joining them. I am certainly committed to building relationships based on trust and respect.

“The Mallee CMA has a key role to play in finding the balance around, living, working and caring for the environment. The CMA team will continue to have productive interactions delivering positive outcomes.”

Mallee CMA Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Collins said Ms Peart’s experience in local government, small business and various important local issues would ensure she was a strong leader of the Authority’s Board.

“The Board, management and staff at the Mallee CMA are excited about Sharyon’s appointment and we are looking forward to working with her,” she said.

“With Sharyon’s leadership and guidance, the Authority remains committed to continuing the partnership between community and government in the management of natural resources across our region.”

Ms Peart takes up her position today and will remain in the role until 2013.

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