Appointment of Independent Director and Chair

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12 February 2020

Shareholder Announcement

Appointment of Independent Director and Chair

The Western Murray Irrigation (WMI) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David Whitbread as an Independent Director and Chair commencing 6 February 2020.

David is a highly experienced professional Director and Chair, and Board advisor to medium to large private family groups.

David is a Director of several businesses and currently the Chair of St Andrews Hospital (SA), meeting Chairman of Harcourts Cooper and Co (North Shore, Auckland) and has Chaired the Mitolo Agricultural and Wine Groups.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and was the first SA State Chairman of the AICD on its inception.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a former Partner and Board member of Deloitte Australia.

David has been appointed until November 2022.

The Board would like to sincerely thank retiring Chair Kevin Watson, who has ably led the Company as Chair for six years. Kevin has been a strong advocate for appointing an independent Chair and continues his tenure as a Coomealla Member Director which will allow for a smooth transition for David.

Judith Damiani


On behalf of the Western Murray Irrigation Ltd Board

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