THERE'S been a changing of the guard at Murrumbidgee Irrigation.
Nayce Dalton has been appointed as the new chairman of Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) by the board, with outgoing chairman Frank Sergi officially handing over the reins on March 1.
Mr Dalton is the owner of a mixed farming business in Binya and has served in the role of deputy chairman for more than three years.
“Nayce has a solid understanding of local stakeholder issues and brings considerable expertise to the chair’s role,” Mr Sergi said.
“It is this expertise, drive and commitment that will ensure we can continue to adapt to the new environment in which the water industry is operating.”
Mr Sergi has served on the MI Board for the past six years and was chairman for three-and-a-half years.
He will continue as a board member until his term expires at the AGM in November later this year.
“I felt the time was right to step down and wind down my responsibilities on the board,” Mr Sergi said.
“I would like to thank Nayce and my fellow directors for their dedication to the company and support throughout my time as chairman.”
“MI is in great hands and I look forward to working with Nayce over the next few months to make sure his transition into the role of chair is a smooth one.”
Mr Sergi was chairman throughout the most significant period of change in MI’s history, with nearly $500 million worth of modernisation works undertaken and a comprehensive review of the company’s pricing was completed.
Mr Dalton paid tribute to the role Mr Sergi played throughout this time.
“It has certainly been a challenging period, and Frank has done a fantastic job to guide the company through it,” Mr Dalton said.
“His hard work will hold us in good stead for both the short and long-term.”
MI is an unlisted private company and is responsible for delivering irrigation water across 685,000 hectares which supports 141,000 hectares of irrigated agriculture.
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