Southern Rural Livestock Exchange
Business Unit Committee Members
The Business Unit Committee (formerly the SRLX Advisory Board) is made up of four Wingecarribee Shire Council Councillors, 5 Community Representatives and a non-voting position for one of the Livestock Selling Agent on a rotational basis.
T D Gair (Duncan) – WSC Mayor (Chairman)
Duncan Gair, raised in Fitzroy Falls, is the longest serving councillor at Wingecarribee Shire Council. Being first elected in 1995, he is again currently the Mayor, a position he has held for three terms during his time as a Councillor. He has served as the Chairman of the Business Units Committee since its conception in 2004 and also was Chairman of the previous board. Duncan has a long association with the community and as a local business man; he is regularly seen at local clearing sales collecting items for Grandpa’s Shed. Duncan has a strong commitment to the local Community and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the current board.
Mayor Ken Halstead – WSC Councillor
Ken Ken is a past Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire and a qualified civil engineer, local government engineer and local government town planner.
Clr Grahame Andrews – WSC Councillor
Clr Garry Turland - WSC Councillor (Alternate Chair)
Mr Anthony Guinness - Food & Agribusiness Service Group
Anthony Guinness is an agribusiness specialist with 40 years experience in production agriculture both locally and overseas. His speciality is working in commercial aspects of agribusiness including farms, feedlots, live cattle exports and large scale plantations. He undertakes strategic consulting assignments for corporate investors in the livestock industries.
Geoff Byrne is retired after careers in the food, packaging and domestic building industries. He maintains an ongoing interest in sustainable living and local affairs. He has lived in the Highlands for 20 years and is particularly involved with U3A Southern Highlands.
Carl Peterson has qualifications in civil engineering and business management and over 30 years’ experience with State and Local Government authorities in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and management of water and waste infrastructure throughout regional NSW; including the provision of recycled water systems for beneficial reuse on agricultural land. Carl has lived in the Southern Highlands for the past 8 years and has served as a Community Representative on a number of Council Committees.
Grahame is a resident of Wingecarribee Shire Council and has previously worked for many years transporting cattle for local producers to the Saleyards.