Who is YACTAC?

Meet the YACTAC Board and Staff

Robert (Bob) Crawford

President

Bob has been involved in farming, local government and catchment management for 50 years. He has also served on various state panels, the Community Consultative Committee of the MDBC, and was inaugural chairman and CEO of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Trust.

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Mark Wettenhall

Vice-President

Mark's grandfather came to the Jerilderie district to manage Corree Station and the family has been here ever since. Mark is a third-generation farmer, holds a Bachelor of Rural Science Honours and has been a YACTAC committee member for 20 years.

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Sam Armytage

Vice President

Sam hails from Billyanco, Deniliquin and is from the middle section of the system. He was elected as a YACTAC Committee Member in 2012.

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Geoff Ham

Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer

Wearing many hats at time Geoff lives in Jerilderie and is in the top section of the system. He was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 2000.

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Lawrence Simpson

Committee Member

Lawrence comes from the top section of the system, specifically Jerilderie. He has a Bachelor of Business (Agriculture). Lawrence has been a member of the YACTAC Committee since 2017.

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Glen Baxter

Committee Member

Glen is an active member of the Jerilderie community. He often voices not only the environmental and economic benefits that the Yanco Creek System bring to our footprint but the social implications the system has on our local communities. Glen is from the top section of the system. He has a Diploma of Farm Management and joined the YACTAC committee in 2018.

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Russell Ford

Committee Member

Russell is a rice researcher, project manager and aviator who cares about soil, NRM and regenerative agriculture. Russel lives on Old Coree Station in the middle section of the system. He has a Diploma in Applied Science (Agriculture) and was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 1997.

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Sally Dye

Committee Member

Sally owns Murgha at Deniliquin and is from the systems bottom section. Sally has a Bachelor of Nursing and was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 2003.

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Colin McCrabb

Committee Member

Colin is a keen sheep producer who owns Shelbourne at Wanganella. Colin has a Bachelor of Engineering and was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 1993.

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Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Tanya has lived in the district since 1990 and holds various qualifications in teaching, business and management and AICD director training. Tanya has been advocating for local community groups for over 25 years.

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Dr Dale McNeil

Environmental Manager

Dale is an experienced ecological researcher and natural resource manager. He has worked for over twenty years in scientific research and NRM programs. He has provided expert ecological advice to regional, state and Australian government agencies, ministers and other clients. He is also experienced in catchment and regional planning, social values assessments, and community consultation and facilitation.