New Ceo for BMRG

Jun 27, 2016

The Board of the Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management (BMRG) has appointed a new CEO, Sheila Charlesworth, to lead the organisation’s operations.

The appointment follows the departure of Penny Hall who leaves after four years in the role.

BMRG is the peak organisation for natural resource management for a region encompassing the Burnett and Mary river catchments. It works as a conduit for the provision of State and Federal government funding for programs that protect and enhance the region’s natural resource base. BMRG coordinates activities that conserve and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services and encourage increased adoption of sustainable land management practices.

BMRG Chair, Anthony Ricciardi, says that Ms Charlesworth’s appointment comes as a result of an extensive and rigorous recruitment process.

“We are seeking someone who is highly skilled in a range of areas to lead the organisation into the future. Ms Charlesworth has demonstrated experience in corporate governance and understands the strategic direction we wish for BMRG moving forward. She has an extensive knowledge of natural resource management and environmental principles and has established networks with State and Federal government ministries, local government, research institutions and industry. She understands the importance of stakeholder relationships and also has a sound background in sourcing and securing funding; an essential component of her new role.”

We look forward to welcoming Sheila to the team and we are excited to have someone of her calibre take on the role.” he said.

“We would also like to thank outgoing CEO, Penny Hall, for her excellent leadership and the direction she has provided for the organisation over the last four years. It has been a period of major restructure and review for BMRG and Penny leaves us having implemented a full suite of new plans and a strategic direction that positions the organisation well to continue to deliver practical solutions for natural resource management.” he added.

Ms Charlesworth will commence her role as CEO in the first week of July.

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