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OUR team

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C4EM is a membership-based, incorporated Association that operates under the purpose and rules of its constitution.

The organisation comprises a Board of members, made up of the various categories of membership, and includes both elected and appointed members.

The strategic direction and priorities of the organisation are driven by its members, with the endorsement of the Board. The day-to-day operations of C4EM are overseen by the Chairperson, Deputy Chair and Chief Executive Officer.

C4EM team

Natalie Durrant

Natalie Durrant

Admin Assistant (Media)

Natalie grew up on a rural property in north-east Victoria and, apart from three years at Deakin University in Geelong, has lived regionally her whole life.

C4EM board

Dr. Cath Lees

Board Chair

Dr Catherine Lees (PhD) is head of Education Governance and Development at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, moving from Melbourne to Echuca Moama with her family in 2016.

Anne Marie Cairns

Board Member

2022 has been Anne Marie’s first year as the Principal of St Joseph’s College, Echuca and she has thoroughly enjoyed joining such a diverse regional community.

Belinda Gilbert

Board Member

Belinda currently works as General Manager at Byford Equipment in Moama.

Scott Spedding

Deputy Board Chair

Scott Spedding is the General Manager for Coolabah Turf, a world class Turf production facility located in Echuca supplying Instant Turf & products throughout Victoria.

Dean Oberin

Board Member

Dean grew up in Gunbower on his family’s dairy farm and in 1971 he moved with his parents to Echuca where they built and opened the Nirebo motel.

Grace Angel

Board Member

Grace currently works as Senior Account Manager at Ace Radio. Grace has a passion for people, business and using her skillset to help grow our local businesses and communities.

Oliver Boyd

Board Member

Oliver is a rural property valuer, specializing in the valuation of agricultural property and water rights. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts in his field.

Tim Ford

Board Member

Tim is a Business Improvement Consultant and lives in Echuca. He grew up in England and completed a Master's Degree in Integrated Engineering from Cardiff University.

HONORARY members


Geoff Kelly

Honorary Board Member

Board Chair from 14/05/2015 to 17/02/2021


Tod Collins

Honorary Board Member

Board Member from 16/08/2011 to 16/11/2022


Bob Smith

Honorary Board Member

Board Member from 25/10/2012 to 17/02/2021


Peter Marks

Honorary Board Member

Board Member from 07/07/2011 to 10/02/2021

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