Staff & Committees


Kerri Gallagher

Kerri is a local dairy farmer at Bald Hills, who has lived & breathed Agriculture all her life growing up on the family dairy & being heavily involved from a very young age. Kerri's large involvement in the dairy industry on numerous committees & as an active successful farmer have been rewarded over the years with multiple overseas scholarship trips to visit & work in other dairying countries such as Germany, UK, Canada, USA, Ireland, Scotland & New Zealand. Kerri has an incredibly strong passion for the role Agricultural Societies have to play within their local communities & is thrilled to be working closely with BAPS staff & volunteers to further develop BAPS as a leading Agricultural Society in Victoria. Kerri was elected as President in June 2016. Prior to this time, Kerri had been an active contributor to the society since she was 16 as a Cattle Committee Member & is a past chair of the cattle committee. Executive Committee member from 2008 - 2018 One of the 4 founding Youth Committee members in 2008. Dairy Cattle Exhibitor since the age of 14 at the Ballarat Spring Show. Cows Create Careers Mentor 2006-2018
Julian Versloot

Julian Versloot

Julian has been withBAPS since August 2012 when he was appointed into his current role of Treasurer. Julian's interest in agriculture stems back to when his grandfather was a diary farmer in Holland. He has been a chartered accountant with over 30 years expereince but has a passion for improvement having dragged BAPS into the 21st century utilising technolgy to make the running of the Society mroe streamlined.His hobbies and interests include camping and offroad 4 x4, history, rural shows and renovating his house. Julian works tirelessly behind the scenes delivering the finanicial reports.
Lucy Quartermain

Lucy Quartermain

Executive Officer
Lucy originally joined BAPS in an administration role before taking on the challenge of Executive Officer, firstly in a joint role, then solo heading into Spring Show 2017. Lucy hales from NSW where she has grown up in agriculture and is now married into agriculture. Lucy previously worked in various administration positions with agricultural consultants, the head marketing body of the Cotton industry, in the wool industry, and also one of the industry’s leading rice farms. Loving the people in agriculture and the freshness of the industry Lucy brings to her role a friendly and positive culture along with fresh new ideas to the forefront of what can only be an exciting time ahead for Ballarat Show being led by a wonderful team. Lucy brings a great breath of experience, skill and enthusiasm to the role. Lucy grew up on a farm, has tertiary qualifications in agribusiness, wide experience as well as great ideas and relishes the opportunity of working alongside the President and Executive Team

Georgina Walton

Georgina has been with BAPS since July 2017 , previously working in the finance industry for many years. Georgina's first challenge was with Lucy, the Executive Team and BAPS volunteers producing a very successful Spring Show, Georgina looks forward to the many and varied events this year. Georgina encourages young people to get involved in the Show Society, particularly if you have an interest in Agriculture. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience also, good for the CV too. Georgina brings a friendly warmth that greets the many visitors to the Ballarat showgrounds.