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Kerri Gallagher

President
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

Treasurer
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

Administration
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.