BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd (GWC)
 
Current Directors of the Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd (GWC)are:
Tom Day (Member Director)

Tom Day was elected by members at the 16th Annual General Meeting of Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd held 20 November 2018. Tom has been a Carnarvon resident for over 75 years and has been involved in various local organisations over that time. He has also been involved in Local Government and served on various Boards and Committees. Tom believes he has a very good understanding of the duties and responsibilities of Directors and looks forward to working with Gascoyne Water to deliver water at a reasonable price while maintaining security of water and assets into the future.

 
Linda Lyall (Member Director)

Linda Lyall was elected by members at the 16th Annual General Meeting of Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd held 20 November 2018. Linda Lyall grew up on the Era Plantation which is still in the family, owned by her uncles, Domenic and Peter and is a third-generation banana grower. Linda and her husband Stephen have been at Dunvegan Plantation for the past 18 years and grow bananas and mangoes. Linda previously ran Riverside Day-care for approximately 12 years. Linda currently works as a nurse for Silver Chain and is or has been involved in various local organisations including current Vice Chairperson of the Carnarvon Space and Tecnology Museum. Linda looks forward to working with Gascoyne Water to provide a reliable water delivery service that is sustainable, secure and affordable for the Carnarvon Horticultural Industry.

 
John Thomas (Member Director)

John was born in Busselton and moved to Carnarvon in 1953. He has been a banana planter for over 50 years. John was re-elected to the Board of GWC at the 17th Annual General Meeting held on 20 November 2018.
 
 
Geoff Calder (Non-Member Director)

Geoffrey Calder was appointed to the position of Non-Member Director at the co-operatives’ Annual General Meeting of Members held Monday 30 October 2017. Mr Calder has spent the past 20 years as General Manager of Harvey Water in the South West and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in operations and corporate governance. Mr Calder's experience in facilitating Strategic Planning, Risk Management, team building and many other areas too numerous to mention, will is benefiting the GWC. Mr Calder has been playing a cruicial role towards the success of the GWC as a Non-Member Director.”

 
 
Elena Limnios (Non-Member Director)

Dr Elena Limnios was appointed to the position of Non-Member Director at the co-operatives’ Annual General Meeting of Members held Monday 16 November 2020. Dr Limnios is an experienced Director and consultant in governance, growth and organisational change management. She is considered a world expert in cooperatives and mutuals, having led research collaborations with over 40 institutional and industry partners worldwide with a diverse focus on governance and ownership models, definition and measurement of member value proposition, management challenges unique to member-owned organisations, drivers of member loyalty, and cooperative finance structures. As a UWA Business School Assistant Professor she has written numerous books and book chapters, journal articles, case studies of best practice and contributions to the annual National Mutual Economy. As a consultant she has worked on governance, strategy and organisational structure with boards and senior executives of some of Australia’s largest cooperatives and mutuals. She has further consulted on organisational change management and grown both private and public listed entities. Dr Limnios is also a co-founder of a boutique project management consulting firm located in Subiaco which specialises in the delivery of complex, multi-stakeholder projects in the property development sector. She serves on the Board of the South Metropolitan TAFE , advises the board of a leading engineering consulting firm in southern Europe and contributes as a Board Director in a voluntary capacity for two start-ups. Her experience spans the following diverse industries: property development, engineering, education, health/community services, agribusiness, food processing, human resources, Artificial Intelligence, arts, and mining.”

 
Rodney Sweetman (Member Director)

Rodney Sweetman was appointed to the position of Member Director at the co-operatives' Annual General Meeting of Members held on Monday 16 November 2020.

 
Domenico Condo (Member Director)

Domenico Condo was appointed to the position of Member Director at the co-operatives' Annual General Meeting of Members held on Monday 16 November 2020. Mr Condo provided the following list of achievements as follows:

*Established horticulture knowledge and experience from the early 1970's.

*In depth knowledge of water trading and management schemes from business ownership in Mildura district of Victoria.

*Management of failing business to the position of being an exporter of premium grapes, citrus and beans.

*Winner inaugural Victorian New Business of the year Award 1994.

*Development of current business in Carnarvon from bare ground in 1995 to current table grape production facility across two sites.

Mr Condo has service on many business and community Boards and Committess since arriving in Carnarvon such as:

*Inaugural Director of Gascoyne Water Cooperative (GWC) and Chairman for 8 years standing down in 2015.

*Former GWC representative working with the GWAAC Committee.

*Grower representative on the Carnarvon Ministerial Advisory Group.

*Former member of the Borefield Management Group.

*Former Vice Chairperson on the Carnarvon Irrigation Steering Committee.

*Former Shire Councillor Plantation Ward.

*Former Board Member of the Gascoyne Development Commission.

*Former Vice Chairperson of the Carnarvon Growers Association and current Committee Member.

*Member of the Carnarvon Chamber of Commerce.

*Licensed fumigator - fumigation of produce for export.

 
Current Directors of the Gascoyne Water Asset Mutual Co-operative Ltd (GWAMCO)are:
Tom Day (Chair/Member Director)

Tom Day was elected by members at the 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Gascoyne Water Asset Mutual Co-operative Ltd held 20 November 2018 and elected Chair at the first Board meeting held after the AGM. Tom has been a Carnarvon resident for over 75 years and has been involved in various local organisations over that time. He has also been involved in Local Government and served on various Boards and Committees. Tom believes he has a very good understanding of the duties and responsibilities of Directors and looks forward to working with Gascoyne Water to deliver water at a reasonable price while maintaining security of water and assets into the future.

 
Linda Lyall (Member Director)

Linda Lyall was re-elected by members at the 14th Annual General Meeting of Gascoyne Water Asset Mutual Co-operative Ltd held 18 November 2019. Linda Lyall grew up on the Era Plantation which her uncles, Domenic and Peter De Boni now run and is a third-generation banana grower. Linda and her husband Stephen have been at Dunvegan plantation for the past 12 years and grow bananas and mangoes. Linda previously ran Riverside Day-care for approximately 12 years. Linda currently works as a nurse for Silver Chain and is or has been involved in various local organisations including current Vice Chairperson of the Carnarvon Space and Tecnology Museum. Linda looks forward to working with Gascoyne Water to provide a reliable water delivery service that is sustainable, secure and affordable for the Canarvon Horticultural Industry.

 
Rodney Sweetman (Member Director)

Rodney Sweetman was appointed to the position of Member Director at the co-operatives' reconvened Annual General Meeting of Members held on Monday 1 February 2021.

 
Company Secretary - Lisa Hodson
 

Current Company Secretary for both Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd and Gascoyne Water Asset Mutual Co-operative Ltd is Mrs Lisa Hodson. She can be contact on (08 9941 4488) or Email: lisa@gascoynewater.com.au.