QMDC is directed by a board, or committee, made up of landholders, local government, industry and environmental representatives from across the catchments of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.
Ph: 07 4623 2637
Jeff and his family produce beef at "Currawarra", 50km north of Mitchell in the Maranoa. Jeff's work in natural resource management and sustainable management practices has been long-running, both on the family's property and within the Mitchell community. It encompasses Environmental Management Systems, holistic management practices and community training. Jeff has also been a long term member of the Mitchell and District Landcare Association.
Gary Harch has been an Anglican Minister for 25 years and moved to Toowoomba with his wife Marie-Claire in 2006 after living in Roma for nine years. Gary’s interests have included scientific research in the Simpson Desert, and, since his involvement with the Maranoa-Balonne Catchment Management Association, a strong interest in water. Gary has been involved with the Conservation Reference Panel for Condamine-Balonne as well as the Lower Balonne Ministerial Advisory Committee. He spent eight years on the Maranoa-Balonne Catchment Management Association committee in various positions including vice-president. Gary has been on the QMDC Executive since 2005.
Ph: 07 4666 6125
Sarah has a small property in the headwaters of the Condamine catchment, managed largely for its nature conservation values. Her professional background is in photography and graphic and design but she has spent most of the past 15 years working in natural resource management. Her involvement has ranged from on-ground Landcare projects to policy development and ministerial advisory councils. Sarah has a particular interest in community engagement and is a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Ph: 07 4675 4113
Trevor and Lois Martin operate their family-owned cattle breeding operation east of Goondiwindi. Trevor has a long involvement with both Landcare and QMDC as well as various local volunteer and sporting associations.
Ph: 07 4626 5410
Lloyd Harth, whose family has run a mixed farming and grazing property on the Balonne River south-west of Surat for 44 years, re-joined the QMDC Executive in 2011. Lloyd was the first ever Chairman of the Maranoa-Balonne Catchment Committee and has been on that organisation’s Executive constantly since 1992.
Lloyd has an extensive history of community and industry involvement, including: seven years as a CAC member to the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, seven years as the member for the South West on the Natural Heritage Trust regional assessment panel, six years as a member of the Ministerial Rural Fire Council, Surat Bowls Club, Maranoa Divisional Bowls Association, Maranoa/Warrego District Bowls Association and Bowls Queensland State Council. Lloyd is also currently an AgForce State Councillor and a member of the AgForce Sheep & Wool Board.
Garry represents the Landcare groups with which QMDC works.