New State Chair welcomed by North Coast Local Land Services
29 February 2016
North Coast Local Land Services Acting Chair, Mark Bulley, has welcomed the appointment of Tim de Mestre as the statewide Chair of Local Land Services Board of Chairs.
Mr de Mestre has begun his role this month with a commitment to taking Local Land Services to the next level.
He brings his extensive knowledge of the agriculture sector; having previously held senior positions in corporate agribusinesses Paraway Pastoral, Twynam Agriculture and Clyde Agriculture, as well as operating his family farming enterprise.
Mr Bulley said Mr de Mestre is well suited to the position and will lead a new season of growth for Local Land Services.
“I am pleased that Tim has been appointed and look forward to developing a strong working relationship to benefit our organisation and region,” Mr Bulley said.
“Tim has been quite open in his support of the Local Land Services model and the opportunities to deliver customer-focused services for ratepayers and investors.
Mr de Mestre has outlined his commitment to take the organisation to the next level by providing a high standard of quality, customer-focused services to ratepayers, investors, regions and communities.
“As Chair, it is my role to steer Local Land Services with greater purpose to ensure the organisation thrives and has the structures in place to deliver the best, customer-focused services for ratepayers and investors,” Mr de Mestre said.
“Local Land Services is a good model to deliver agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management services and I have been enthused by meeting some of the dedicated staff doing so many great things across the state.
“I am determined to capitalise on what we are doing right and remove the barriers that are preventing us from doing things better to ensure Local Land Services continues to evolve as an agricultural service provider.
“Over the coming weeks and months I will travel around NSW to meet with key industry groups, businesses and communities. Our customers are the best source of information about how the organisation is going and I look forward to their input.
“I know the issues affecting land managers in the south of the state are different to those in the north and that’s why it is so important to ensure our regional Local Land Services are best placed to deliver those services.”
Jessica Brown, Local Land Services Executive Support Unit, 0438 128 966
New Local Land Services Chair of the Board of Chairs, Mr Tim de Mestre Photo courtesy of The Land