The Central West CMA Management team leads the day-to-day operations of the organisation. The General Manager is responsible for implementing strategy, policy and management and reports directly to the Board. He is supported by three branch managers who assist with leading and managing the operations through efficient use of human, financial and information resources.
Chris Ambler, Acting General Manager, BA (Hons), PGCE
Chris joined the Central West CMA from the Western CMA in February 2008.
He has gained extensive experience in financial, administration and employee services management through a variety of roles in the public and educational sectors.
Chris has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Geography and Economics) and a Post
Graduate Certificate in Education.
Chris’s focus is on providing effective financial and administration processes to enable the Central West CMA to achieve it’s goals efficiently.
Richard Carter, Manager - Land Services, MBA
Richard has a strong background in natural resource management and agricultural industry development. He holds a Masters in Business Administration as well as post graduate agricultural extensions and natural resources economics qualifications.
Following an initial career as an agricultural adviser in remote and rural areas of South Australia, Richard joined NSW Department of Primary Industries in 1997, and has held a range of manager and acting director roles in invasive species management. During that time he developed the NSW Invasive Species Plan and implemented a major grants program. From 2011 he managed the Resource Planning and Development unit and played a pivotal role in implementing the Government’s policy on Strategic Regional Land Use Plans.
Richard brings to the position considerable expertise in managing natural resource and industry development delivery projects. He held leadership roles including President of the Council of Australasian Weed Societies and represented NSW on the Australian Weed Committee and Vertebrate Pest Committee and numerous national taskforces and working groups.
Jane Chrystal, Manager – Strategic Land Services, BSc (Hons), MComm, PhD (Biology), PGC Public Sector Mgt
Jane came to the Central West CMA in 2006 as a knowledge broker and joined the Management Team in May 2008.
She has extensive experience in agriculture, environmental management and business development, gained through a variety of roles in the public and private sectors.
Jane has a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Microbiology and Ecology), a PhD in Biology, a Master of Commerce (Economics and Organisational Behaviour), and recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.
Jane’s focus is on maximising the potential of all staff, and ensuring we work together to achieve the goals of the Central West CMA.
Last Updated: 14-Jun-2013 01:52 PM