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Tom Gavel – Chair, Central West Local Land Services

Tom GavelTom Gavel was appointed the local Chair of Central West LLS on 3 October 2013.

Previously Tom was the Central West Catchment Management Authority's (CMA) inaugural Chairman.

In this role he worked with the Central West Board to establish strategic goals and policies, and made sure the CMA delivered on its catchment action plan. This work meant progress towards vibrant communities and healthy landscapes.

Tom also accepted the position of Chair of the CMA Chairs' Council in 2008 – responsible for completing a number of state wide projects as well as liaising with NSW government ministers.

Tom owns and manages a mixed farm near Molong. He is well known in central west NSW and is committed to engaging the community to achieve the aims of Local Land Services.

He has extensive experience on natural resource management boards and committees and is particularly interested in engaging the whole community including landholders, generations young and old, Aboriginal communities and the urban population.

On top of his LLS and farming responsibilities he has a keen interest in country horse racing, and has previously been on various committees, as well as being a former qualified first grade cricket umpire.