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Gavin Whiteley appointed General Manager South East Local Land Services

South East LLS Chair, David Mitchell (right) and new General Manager, Gavin Whiteley (left).

Chair of the South East Local Land Services (LLS), David Mitchell, today announced the appointment of Gavin Whiteley as General Manager for the South East LLS region.

“I am very pleased to welcome Gavin into this important leadership role. I am confident that he is the right person for the job and will deliver the best outcomes for the South East LLS,” Mr Mitchell said.

“Gavin is an experienced leader at the senior executive level and has strong technical knowledge across a variety of industries, including the agricultural property, sheep, beef and meat sectors and the irrigated and dryland grain and cotton industries.

“This broad experience means he is well across the different areas of responsibility of LLS and will bring a unique and valuable set of skills to this critical management role.

“The success of LLS will depend on getting the right people in the right roles and I look forward to working with him to support the diverse range of industry and community in the South East.”

Mr Whiteley has over 30 years experience in the Australian rural property, food and agribusiness environment across Federal and State Government, including six years with the Grains Research & Development Corporation and management roles in a variety of national and state-wide private enterprises.

Mr Whiteley, a partner in a mixed farming business, said he was delighted to accept the position and the opportunity to contribute through the new organisation.  

“I am looking forward to working closely with industry, producers and the community to create a South East LLS that addresses local priorities and provides valuable services to farming business and the community,” he said.

“I am passionate about growing a thriving, innovative, diverse rural Australia and excited about being able to apply my skills, knowledge and experience to benefit the South East.”

Mr Whiteley has a Bachelor in Agricultural Economics (Hons) from the University of New England and an Associate Diploma in Farm Management from Orange Agricultural College.

He is based at Bungendore and will commence with South East LLS in January 2014.

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Picture: South East LLS Chair, David Mitchell (right) and new General Manager, Gavin Whiteley (left).