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Terry Charlton

Terry Charlton was appointed the local Chair of Greater Sydney Local Land Service on 3 October 2013.

Terry served as the CEO and Managing Director of Snowy Hydro Ltd from 1999 until July 2013. He has had a diverse working career in Australia and abroad, which has seen him perform in a range of executive positions for Snowy Hydro Ltd.

Prior to this Terry was President of Edison Mission Energy responsible for operation, acquisitions and development of a gas, coal, and hydro energy company, employing 1,500 people, based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Before moving to London, Terry was employed for a number of years, culminating in the position of General Manager of Tubemakers of Australia Ltd - Water, Oil and Gas Division.

During his very successful time with Snowy Hydro Ltd., Terry identified other roles important to electricity system sustainability and security mainly based around water releases and quality in the Murray and Murrumbidgee River systems as well as river and dam safety, environmental management, provision of environmental products and marketing.

Over the years Terry has been heavily involved with various charitable Boards and Foundations such as the Monaro Early Intervention Service, SouthCare Helicopter Rescue Service, Cooma Universities Centre, Newcastle University Foundation and the NSW Meat Industry Council.

His interests include snow skiing, sailing, flying and breeding Angus cattle. Terry has a Masters of Science (Psych) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Accounting) from Newcastle University. He now lives in the Blue Mountains.

Board Members

The new Board Members will play a vital role in shaping the local focus of Greater Sydney, bringing together their expertise in agriculture, natural resource management, biosecurity, regional development, management and planning.

The local Board will work to ensure local priorities drive the effective and efficient delivery of services to farmers and land managers. 

Appointed Board Members (announced 21 November 2013): 

Nigel Milan

Nigel is a Member of the Sydney Catchment Authority Board. He is a former acting CEO LHPA.

Robert Webster

Robert is Director of various companies, including Investa, Allianz, Mirvac and Rothmans Holdings.

David Palmer

A former Managing Director of Meat & Livestock Australia, David has an extensive background in beef, sheep meat and goat industries. David is also Chair of the Rural Assistance Authority.

Elected Board Members (announced 14 March 2014):

Matthew Collins
Matthew has been a committee member on the Camden Show since 1994, including a four year term as President. He has also been involved in the Upper Nepean Water Users Association, was appointed 'Irrigation' stakeholder member of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Committee and was part of the Upper Nepean Catchment Management Committee. He is currently the Managing Director of the Collins Group of companies.  
Ian McDougall
Ian was a solicitor in private practice for some years then a Senior Legal Officer with the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department and Officer in Charge of its Ryde branch for 9 years prior to his appointment as a Magistrate in NSW in 1984. He is a past Director of the Rural Land Protection Board and is currently a Director of Dural Country Club with resignation pending.  He has a private pilots licence and his hobbies include rebuilding classic cars.
Peter Trahar

Peter has been involved in cattle stud breeding in Bilpin since 1986. He has managed his own consulting business, is a director of the Angus Society of Australia and became Chairman of Certified Australian Angus Beef in 2011.