The Victorian Government has appointed a new Game Management Authority (GMA) board.
Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said last week the new board would have tiered terms for directors.
‘‘This new board, with tiered terms and greater representation of women, will provide effective leadership and strong regulation of game hunting in Victoria,’’ Ms Pulford said.
Legislative Council Member for Northern Victoria Daniel Young said the new board would allow for progress to be made in the game management area.
‘‘There is a lot of work to do in the area of game management in Victoria, and this new board will allow that work to start,’’ Mr Young said.
The GMA works with the community as an independent regulator and authority for game management and quality hunting opportunities in Victoria, and has a lead role in delivering the Labor Government’s Sustainable Hunting Action Plan.
The authority will be led by chairperson Brian Hine and he will be supported by the reappointment of Margaret Donnan as deputy chairperson.
Other board members include:
■Dr Sandra Brizga — an environmental and natural resources consultant with extensive experience as a board member and chairperson in conservation management;
■Ian Maxfield — experienced in public administration with industrial relations and human resource management expertise;
■Maggy Samaan — experienced in corporate governance, risk management, protected disclosure, contract and commercial law;
■Mark Little — hunting, conservation and game management expertise; and
■Rodney Drew — experience in hunting, game and financial management.