Wimmera farmer named on North Central CMA board

By Rodney Woods

Wimmera farmer Mary Bignell has been appointed to the board of the North Central Catchment Management Authority.

North Central CMA's chair Julie Miller Markoff said Ms Bignell’s farming experience and working in natural resource management was a perfect fit for the organisation.

“Mary is a partner in a family broadacre cropping business in the Wimmera and has been a non-executive director of Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water from 2010 to 2019, with roles including deputy chairperson, chairperson water resources and chairperson environment and works,” Ms Miller Markoff said.

“She has experience working in natural resource management, emergency management, agribusiness, community development and primary production.

“Mary brings experience with water governance, primary production and rural community building initiatives.”

Charlie Gillingham, Richard Carter and Graham Atkinson were reappointed to the board.