Andrew Rice joins new look Central West Local Land Services board

Andrew Rice of Parkes.

Andrew Rice of Parkes.

A new look Central West Local Land Services Board is getting to work following an announcement by the Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales, Adam Marshall.

The Board includes three people who were successful in board elections and four members including the Chair, Susan Madden, who have been appointed by the Minister.

"I welcome the Central West Board with its mix of new and familiar faces," said Richard Bull, Local Land Services state-wide chair.

"Their combined skills and experience will ensure they can provide strong strategic direction to Central West Local Land Services over the coming years," he said.

Once board members have completed an induction process, they will begin their important work of helping connect Central West Local Land Services to the landholders and communities it serves.

Local Land Services Chief Executive Officer, David Witherdin, said the agency looked forward to working with all 11 regional boards around the state.

"We will seek their support as we continue adapting our business so we can best assist land managers amidst COVID 19 restrictions," Mr Witherdin said.

New faces on the Central West Local Land Services 2020 board:

  • Andrew Rice, a landholder near Parkes with a consulting and financial background has been appointed.
  • Paul Brydon, a longstanding member of the Narromine Local Aboriginal Land Council and participant on numerous consultative committees has been appointed.
  • Will Martel from Gollan, a farmer, agricultural consultant and Grains Research and Development Corporation panel member has been elected.
  • David Leslie King Waters, a rural financial counsellor, who owns mixed farming enterprises at Mendooran and Tottenham has been elected.

Familiar faces:

  • Susan Madden, of Dubbo who co-owns a cattle stud and has close to 20 years experience in agriculture, regional development and natural resource management has been re-appointed and will continue as Board Chair.
  • Christine White, who operates a livestock production business near, Coolah has been re-appointed.
  • Chris Sweeney, a former farmer and now machinery sales manager from Forbes has been re-elected.

Further details about the Central West Local Land Services Board members can be found at

Mr Bull and Local Land Services also acknowledged the time, commitment and dedication the outgoing members of the board have made to the region and to Local Land Services as a whole.