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.
Mayor T D Gair (Duncan) – WSC Councillor (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.
Clr Ian Scandrett – WSC Councillor (Alternate Chair)
Ian, Julie and son Jack moved from Balmain to their Werai farm in 2006 and retired in 2009 from Ian’s Rozelle business ‘Hylands Shoes’. His background prior to shoe retailing includes consumer marketing, sales promotion, large retail, trade, sporting events and real estate. Ian was elected to Council in 2012. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and farms Black Angus cattle.
Clr Graham McLaughlin – WSC Councillor
Graham has lived in the Shire for 5 decades and has been a Councillor for the past 6 years. He worked in local industry for 35 years before retiring in 2014 and is passionate about promoting and retaining local jobs.
Clr Garry Turland - WSC Councillor
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.
Nick Dyer is a local farmer with an interest in both cattle and horses. He is a former Mayor of Leichhardt Council Sydney where he spent 9 years as a Councillor, and is currently vice president of the Bong Bong Picnic Race club.
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.