Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd (GWC) Board Members
 
Current Directors of the Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd (GWC)are:
Chris Collins (Chair & Member Director)

Christopher Collins (aka Lassy) elected at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of members. Previous GWC Board member mid 2009 to early 2015. Since May 2017's Board meeting Mr Collins is now the Chair of the GWC Board.

Chris arrived in Carnarvon in 2000 and has been growing bananas on the plantation he is Managing Director of on North River Road. Prior to moving to Carnarvon he was involved in the Pastoral Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and is a member of the Banana Producers Committee and also sits on the Board of Sweeter Banana. Chris is supported by his wife Nadine and their three children.

 
Steve Yelash (Member Director)

Slobodan (aka Steve) re-elected to the position of Member Director at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Steve and his family have lived in Carnarvon since February 1974 and have grown various vegetable crops throughout the years. Steve is also a member of the Carnarvon Growers’ Association being involved since its commencement in approximately 1984. Steve has raised his family in Carnarvon and now resides with his wife Rosanda at his plantation on North River road.
 
Desmond Lord (Non-Member Director)

Dr Des Lord was elected as a Non-Member Director to the Board of Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd by members at the 13th Annual General Meeting held on 17 November 2015. Dr Des Lord is a scientist and engineer with more than 35 years of experience with water resources and offshore marine industries, with experience in Australia, South Africa, Canada and Japan.

Dr Lord has had extensive involvement in groundwater resources and their management in regional Australia. He was a Commissioner with the National Water Commission from 2012-2015 and Chair of the Carnarvon Ministerial Advisory Committee from 2013 to 2015 providing advice to the WA Ministers of Agriculture and Water on the future of irrigated agriculture in the Lower Gascoyne.

 
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 elected to the Board of GWC at the 13th Annual General Meeting held on 17 November 2015.
 
 
Al Holtham (Member Director)

Albert (Al) Holtham elected at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of members.

Al has been involved in the horticultural industry for approximately 25 years on both family and his own plantation. Al's background is 11 years in mining ranging from operator to relieving supervisor, shipping supervisor, acting marine superintendent and production supervisor. He holds a Certificate IV Training and Assessing, Cert IV Frontline Management, Cert II & III Metalifferous Mining. He resides with his wife and two children on their South River Road Plantation.

 
Gascoyne Water Asset Mutual Co-operative Ltd (GWAMCO) Board Members
 
Current Directors of the Board of GWAMCO are:

Albert Holtham (Chair & Member Director)

Albert (Al) Holtham was appointed by the Board on 7 December 2016, to fill a casual vacancy when former Director Gary Gibson resigned. Al fills the role of Chair of the GWAMCO Board.

 
Chris Collins (Member Director)

Christopher Collins (aka Lassy) elected at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of members.

See above information

 
John Thomas (Member Director)

John Thomas (appointed to fill casual vacancy) See above information.

 
Company Secretary

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.