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George Warne on MDBA board

Former CEO of the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project George Warne has been appointed a part-time member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

April 30, 2014 2:10pm

Former CEO of the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project George Warne has been appointed a part-time member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

His appointment was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham who said Mr Warne was highly respected across the water sector for his substantial expertise and knowledge in water and natural resource management, river operations and irrigated agriculture.

Mr Warne will take up the role immediately.

Senator Birmingham said Mr Warne has been appointed for a four year term and will bring a practical understanding of water issues to the Authority, which will be particularly important during the implementation phase of the Basin Plan.

Mr Warne’s background includes prior roles as CEO and Project Director of the Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Program, Managing Director of the NSW State Water Corporation and CEO of Murray Irrigation Limited.

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