Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the appointment of Dr Bronwyn Orr, Corrie Goodwin and Owen Cavanough for a term of three years on the board of the Game Management Authority. Ian Maxfield has also been reappointed to the GMA Board.
Speaking on the changes, Minister Symes said “The GMA has gone through an important period of reform in recent years, and I look forward to the experience and expertise these new members will bring.”
Dr Bronwyn Orr will bring significant animal welfare expertise to the GMA Board as a veterinarian with a Master of Science in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law. Dr Orr grew up in regional Queensland and is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy, focusing on the health of hunting dogs.
Ms Goodwin brings additional expertise in land management and public administration to the GMA Board, adding to her extensive regulatory experience in the Australian Dairy Industry.
Aboriginal culture and identity knowledge is maintained, with new director Mr Cavanough also bringing practical experience in sustainable and responsible game hunting. The ADA acknowledges the role that Mark Little has played previously in both practical hunting experience and representing Aboriginal culture and we look forward to a continuation of the same work with Mr Cavanough.
The Victorian Government has also acknowledged the work of outgoing inaugural board members Deputy Chairperson Margaret Donnan and Mark Little for their leadership, hard work and oversight since the establishment of the GMA.