RAPAD Board

Rob Chandler

Cr Rob Chandler - Chairman

Mayor – Barcaldine Regional Council

Robert Macpherson Chandler has lived and worked in the Barcaldine area and in the wider Central West of Queensland all his life. Married to Deb Chandler, she and Rob have 3 children. Phoebe, Emily and Mac.

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Mayor Bruce Scott

Cr Bruce Scott OAM

Mayor - Barcoo Shire Council

Bruce Leslie Scott was born in Quilpie in South West Queensland and attended his primary and secondary schooling in Charleville.

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Butch Lenton

Cr Butch Lenton

Mayor - Winton Shire Council

Butch Lenton was born was born and raised in Winton and attended Winton State School until grade 10. Butch completed his motor mechanic apprenticeship at the Winton Shire Council workshop and now, with his wife Ros, have a mechanical business in Winton.

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Andrew Martin

Cr Andrew Martin

Mayor – Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

Andrew Martin is the Mayor of Blackall-Tambo Regional Council having been elected at the 2016 local government elections. Andrew is well known through agribusiness and agri-politics given the many roles he has been involved in over the years.

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Mayor Ed Warren Copy

Cr Ed Warren

Mayor – Longreach Regional Council

Edward (Ed) Warren is currently the Mayor of Longreach Regional Council; a position he won at the 2016 Queensland Local Government elections. Ed has also been the Chairman of the Central West Qld Remote Area Planning and Development Board between 2008 and 2012.

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Rick Britton

Cr Rick Britton

Mayor – Boulia Shire Council

Eric (Rick) Britton and his photographer wife Ann, own and operate cattle breeding enterprises in Queensland’s North West. Residing just outside of Boulia at Goodwood Station, Rick is a long-­‐term member of that region. Rick’s grandmother and father were born in Boulia and Rick and Ann have two children, Thomas and Claire.

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Geoff Morton

Cr Geoff Morton OAM

Mayor - Diamantina Shire Council

Geoff Morton OAM was born in Adelaide in 1954 and schooled through correspondence until he was 10 years old and then went onto school at Scotch College in Melbourne where he completed senior.  

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David Arnold and DEEDI representatives

David Arnold

RAPAD CEO

David Arnold is the CEO of RAPAD, a position he has now held since 2003. Through RAPADs administration of the Rural Financial Counseling Service, David is also the CEO of Rural Financial Counseling Service North Qld.

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