YACTAC Committee Members

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 been a member of the YACTAC committee since 1990 and 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. Bob owns and runs Windouran Pastoral Co and lives near Moulamein.

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Sam Armytage

Vice President

Sam has been farming on the Yanco, Billabong and Forest Creeks for 25 years and a 3rd generation farmer. Sam has improved all aspects of farm practices. Sam has experience with various irrigation districts including Coleamabally and Murray. He lives near Conargo and represents the mid section of the system. He was elected onto the YACTAC committee in 2012.

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Glen Baxter

Vice President

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

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Geoff Ham

Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer

Geoff is a passionate farmer from Jerilderie. He and his partners produce canola, rice, wheat, barley, oats, sheep and wool. Wearing many hats at one time Geoff represents the mid section of the system. He was elected onto the YACTAC committee in 2000.

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Lawrence Simpson

Environment Representative

Lawrence and his partners run a cropping and sheep business. He is passionate about protecting the sustainability of the Yanco Creek System for future generations. Lawrence represents the upper section of the system and lives in Jerilderie. He has a Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) and was elected onto the YACTAC committee in 2017.

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Colin McCrabb

Committee Member

Colin is a keen sheep producer who owns and runs a merino stud whilst living at Shelbourne, Wanganella. Colin is heavily involved in activities around the Wanganella Swamp and believes the combination of sustainable biodiversity and commercial viability is an achievable goal. Colin is a former vice president and represents the mid section of the Yanco Creek System. Colin has a Bachelor of Engineering and was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 1993.

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Katie Gordon

Committee Member

Katie was elected onto the YACTAC committee in 2020.

More information and photo to follow. 

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Trevor Clark

Committee Member

Trevor was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 2020.

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Tom Holt

Committee Member

Tom was elected onto the YACTAC Committee in 2020.

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Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Tanya has lived in the district since 1990 and holds various qualifications in teaching, business, management and AICD director training. Tanya has been advocating for local community groups for over 25 years. Tanya joined YACTAC in 2016 and works closely with the board, whilst representing YACTAC in various government and non government stakeholder groups. Tanya advocates for members and takes pride in being the voice of YACTAC and for being recognised as a key participant. Her wide knowledge of governance and all aspects of management brings strength to the board.

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Dr Dale McNeil

Environmental Manager

Dale is an experienced ecological researcher and natural resource manager. He has worked for over 20 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. Dale joined YACTAC in 2019.