Deputy Chair – appointed to 1 December 2018 (appointed as per section 13(1)(b) of the Royalties for Regions Act 2009). Assumed the role of Deputy Chair from 4 July 2016.
Karlie Mucjanko is a strategic communications specialist with experience in managing brands and reputations, complex stakeholder relationships and communications. She has spent the last 17 years working in agriculture in Australia primarily communicating with and on behalf of famers and rural communities through her roles with farm organisations such as the WA Farmers Federation and the national farm information group, Kondinin Group.
In 2005, Karlie Joined the CBH Group to continue this work and in 2008 took on the role of General Manager Grower and External Regions where she has carriage for managing CBH's relationships with its grain growers, rural communities, Federal, State and Local governments, and media and industry groups.
Karlie is a member of the Executive Management Committee at CBH and is heavily involved in the day to day management of one of Australia's largest agribusinesses.
Karlie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Trust Member – appointed to 8 June 2019 (appointed as per section 13(1)(b) of the Royalties for Regions Act 2009).
Paul Farrell is the Managing Director of NGIS Australia and is a complete provider of digital and mapping technology solutions to large enterprises. He has worked with the business for 22 years in a variety of locations, including Australia, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Paul has an appetite for seeing how far information technology can change business and society for the better. He is sought after by both government and commercial entities to explore opportunities for business transformation by making data and technology open, accessible and location enabled.
Paul has an interest in using digital means to assist regional areas to be more connected and productive, as well as helping promote the comparative advantages of each of our regions both nationally and internationally.
Paul is Vice Chair of the Australian Information Industry Association, as well as being a past National Chairman of the Spatial Industry Business Association, representing almost 400 member companies.
Paul is voluntarily involved as a member of the Mel Maria School Board and is a former President of the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club.