Board of Management

Ralph Leutton


MSc (UQ)

Ralph is a self-employed lobbyist, facilitator and trainer. He sits on a number of National Boards representing the vocational education and training, methane capture and storage and intensive livestock industries. Ralph is the President of Port Fairy Mens' Shed and a Moyne Shire Councillor.

Ralph has vast experience in management, research and teaching.

Terms of Appointment: 1.07.10 – 30.06.19

Board Committees: Audit  and Risk, Executive Remuneration & Governance, Executive, Strategic Working Group.


Brad O'Connor

Senior Vice President

Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin) and Chartered Accountant

Brad is a Chartered Accountant employed by Wannon Water.

Terms of Appointment: 01.07.13 - 30.06.19

Board Committees: Executive, Audit and Risk (Chair)


Charlie Blackwood
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Sydney University), MANZCVS., GAICD

Charlie is a Partner in the Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic located in Port Fairy. President of Port Fairy Consolidated School Council.

Terms of Appointment: 25.11.04 – 30.06.17

Board Committees: Audit and Risk.


Karen Foster
Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin) and Chartered Accountant

Karen is the Director of O2 Media and Executive Officer of the Great South Coast Group. Karen has extensive experience in journalism and, marketing. Karen is a Director of Brophy Family and Youth Services.

Terms of Appointment: 01.07.14 - 30.06.17

Board Committees: Occupational Health & Safety (Chair), Audit & Risk


Fiona Barson
BA (hons); MA (Clinical Neuropsychology), PhD

Fiona is a retired clinical neuropsychologist now living in Port Fairy. Over a 33 year career Fiona worked in public hospitals, private practice and for health registration boards combining clinical practice with management roles.

Terms of Appointment: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

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Alistair McCosh


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Lucy Doherty


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Julianne Crowe


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