Rick has a significant demonstrated experience in public administration, leadership and governance, along with a lifetime of knowledge of primary production in some of Australia’s harshest climate. He is a passionate community advocate and through his role as Boulia SC Mayor he has developed an intimate understanding of the needs of communities, both rural and non-rural.
In both his local government, RAPAD and business interests, Rick actively pursues professional development opportunities. To further his knowledge of governance and administration, Rick has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Rick is actively involved in many community groups and events. Rick is the Boulia AgForce branch president. Both Rick and Ann are heavily involved in the hands on work and practical assistance for many years with the Boulia Easter Campdraft, Races and Rodeo weekend and The Back to Boulia Event held during September. Goodwood Pastoral Company has been a host employer for RITE, which is a rural training scheme for young people. Goodwood is also a case study for Grazing Land Management studies.