Leonie Burrows OAM, Chair
Leonie Burrows OAM is a Mildura-based management consultant. She has 25 years' experience in local government, including a number of years as CEO of Mildura Rural City Council.
Leonie’s background in local government has primarily been in the community services and regional economic development areas, although she has also managed the traditional technical service areas of roads, waste, and parks and gardens.
In her consulting, Leonie has undertaken some Acting CEO roles, including for the Australian Table Grape Association, Australian citrus industry, Buloke Shire Council and Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.
Leonie is currently Chair of the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre, Strategic Advisory Panel, Chair of Loddon Mallee Regional Development Australia Board, Chair of Regional Advisory Council of the One Basin Cooperative Research Centre and Member of the Mallee Regional Partnership. She was also the immediate past Chair of Sunraysia Community Health Service.
Other previous roles include Chair of Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Victorian TAFE Association, Lower Murray Water Corporation, and the Mildura Transport and Logistics Cluster, as well as involvement in numerous other community organisations. For four years, Leonie was also Executive Officer of the Alliance of Councils for Rail Freight Development.