Female board representation numbers continue to grow in Loddon Mallee

Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today welcomed the appointment of a new Chair and two new Directors to the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group board.

In a boost for diversity, two of the three new board positions have been filled by women, with Macedon Ranges Mayor Jennifer Anderson appointed as Chair of the Board, while Gannawarra Councillor Lorraine Learmonth and Buloke Councillor Daryl Warren have been appointed Directors.

Loddon Councillor Geoff Curnow has also retained his position as a Director.

The new appointments mean the board is now comprised of 63 per cent female members – the highest of any of Victoria’s Waste and Resource Recovery Group boards.

Ms Pulford said the Directors were nominated by Local Government Waste Forums and will ensure the board has the required leadership, skills and experience to operate effectively.

“The Board will continue to deliver on the Government’s commitment to working with councils, local communities and Sustainability Victoria on waste and resource recovery projects that protect our valuable natural environment, deliver positive health and amenity outcomes for the community and boost the state’s economy,” Ms Pulford said.

“I welcome these appointments and congratulate everyone involved,” she said.

“The Government is continuing our work to deliver positive results in the waste and resource recovery sector for the benefit of the environment and our communities and I have every confidence the new Board will continue to deliver for the local community,” Ms Pulford said.

For a full list of new appointments see https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/

Ms Pulford thanked outgoing Chair Barry Lyons and Directors John Arnold and Neville Goulding for their considerable service to the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group.