Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Peter Whip

Peter Whip, a rural business consultant, operates PRW Agribusiness, based in Longreach servicing Central Western Queensland for the past 30 years. PRW assists clients with business planning, property management planning and vegetation management.
Peter has researched farm profitability and efficiency throughout the central west and has spent the past 16 years assisting producers across the regional to implement business management planning and to improve on farm profitability and efficiency.
Peter also runs a beef grazing enterprise at Longreach with his wife Raeleen and boys Toby and Sam.
Peter is a part of the national Managing Climate Variability (MCV) Climate Champion program focusing on farmers engaging with climate change.
Peter has been a member of the Longreach Landcare group for the past 14 years and was co-ordinator of the upper mid Thomson sub group focused on weed control south of Longreach.


Simon Gomersall

DipT, BEd, MEd, PGrad DipTheol (Oxon)
Simon has worked as a teacher, youth worker, chaplain, pastor and consultant. He holds post-graduate qualifications in Education and Theology from Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University, respectively. After several years’ teaching in outback Queensland, Simon pioneered the Industrial Technology facilities in three schools before engaging in several years of youth work. This eventually led to school chaplaincy. For a decade he served as the Chaplain at Somerville House in Brisbane, developed a consultancy training business (Cahootz) with his wife Selena and has recently led Toowong Uniting Church from the brink of closure to become a vibrant and service-oriented community.


Tony Simmons

Tony was born in New South Wales into a farming family. He is a lifetime farmer himself who moved to Queensland in 1977. He and his wife Helen farmed cattle and grain in the Theodore area for about 28 years, then bought and moved to Julia Creek, and from there to Emerald. The Simmons currently own and work seven cattle properties with their children and have a lifelong passion for the land and its people.


Wayne Middleton

Wayne is an experienced upper level manager at Seqwater and formerly the CEO of Geoimage Pty Ltd, a small business with 25 employees providing satellite imagery and geospatial services across Australia. Prior to his tenure at Geoimage, he served for 25 years in the water and wastewater industry in both the UK and Australia with experience in designing, managing, delivering and commissioning projects in the fields of water resources, major water and wastewater infrastructure and wastewater treatment.

Sue Vandersee

Nathan Donovan

Jon Margetts

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