2021-2022 Committee

Rick Smith

Rick Smith

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Julian Versloot

Julian has been with BAPS 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 technology to make the running of the Society more 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.

Elizabeth van Beek

Executive Officer
Elizabeth joined BAPS in April 2020. She moved from Christchurch, New Zealand to Melbourne late 2000 and has been in senior management roles in Melbourne and Queensland. She has a great deal of experience in major event management having organised the Melbourne Pool & Spa Expo for several years and large Awards Gala Black Tie Dinners, to name a few.
Georgina Walton

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, and nothing is too much trouble.
Stuart Rowe

Stuart Rowe

Maintenance Contractor
Stuart has been withBAPS since 2015 when he was appointed into his current role of Maintenance Contractor. Stuart's pride he takes in the Showgrounds is commended on the appearance of the gorunds he delievrs for each and every event. Stuart's interest in old collectables is fascinating and he is always up to share a story or picture with you.

Jackie Kalogerakis

Events Coordinator
Jackie joined the Regional Expo Committee late 2021 as a volunteer and then took on the part time role of Events Coordinator in December 2021. Jackie is a Ballarat girl and the third generation to be involved in BAPS. She is married with one child and worked in the hospitality industry for many years. She and her husband owned a restaurant in Melbourne before moving back to Ballarat

2021/2022 Executive


Matthew Menhennet

Junior Vice President
Married to Renee Menhennet for 20 years with Sons Billy (18), Isaac (16) and Daughter Ruby (14). Lives in Smythes Creek, just southwest of Ballarat and leases the family farm to run 80 Angus beef cows. For over 20 years Matthew has pregnancy tested cows for clients within the Ballarat and surrounding areas. Works for the Department of Justice and Community Safety as the State Landmate and Agricultural Manager, overseeing the management of the four Victorian Prison Farms and the Landmate program. Matthew is heavily involved in the Waubra Football/Netball club and currently the Junior Co-ordinator.
President Geoff

Geoff Fisken

Immediate Past President
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Jonathan Tischler

Chair of Sheep Committee
Michael Daunt

Michael Daunt

Advisor & Chair of Showgrounds Development Committee
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Kerri Gallagher

Executive Member
Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser

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Ben Fleay

Executive Member

Shane Zammit

Executive Member & Chair of Promotions Committee
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Alistair Freeman

Chair of Wine Committee
Liz Molesworth

Liz Molesworth

President of Ladies Committee

Phil Franklin

Advisor & Chair of Scholarships Committee