C4GS announces new CEO
THE Committee for Greater Shepparton (C4GS) has appointed Lindy Nieuwenhuizen to the role of CEO, who will assume the position early in 2022.
Lindy joins C4GS from her recent role as head of communications for Apple and Pear Australia Limited. She has worked across both the private and public sectors in governance and communications roles, including as manager of stakeholder relations at Goulburn
Murray Water, manager of governance and communications at Moira Shire, and communications manager with CPA Australia. Lindy is currently deputy board chair of Goulburn Valley Water.
Lindy’s family were dairy farmers at Cobram. She is married to Paul and together they have three children; two who completed school in Shepparton and one who has just completed Year 12. Those involved in local sports may have met Lindy through one of the clubs she and her family are connected to.
She has a deep understanding of the region and in particular the agribusiness and irrigation sectors. She has led submissions and discussion papers on significant issues, including the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) plan and community and stakeholder engagement programs relating to major infrastructure projects. These include the Food Bowl Modernisation Project, Northern
Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP) and the Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy. She has managed media and stakeholder engagement in relation to significant reform agendas and major incidents and she has broad industry connections both locally and nationally.
The board said, “The board are delighted to endorse Lindy as the new CEO of the Committee as we enter an exciting new phase with a refreshed strategic focus.”