Our Board

The Executive and Directors of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. consists of representatives from each QLD Sub Chamber. Each Sub Chamber has either one or two delegates depending on the number of show societies within the Sub Chamber. At the QCAS AGM the Sub Chamber delegates are ratified and become Directors of QCAS. Immediately following the AGM an Executive (President, Snr Vice President, Jnr Vice President and Treasurer) is elected from within the Directors.

Meet the board

PRESIDENT - ESTELLE DRYNAN

PRESIDENT - ESTELLE DRYNAN

WEST MORETON & BRISBANE VALLEY DELEGATE

Estelle was born in Esk, attended Murrumba and Esk State schools riding a pony to school, before attending Moreton Bay College as a boarder for four years. During her growing up on the family dairy farm, she had ponies and competed at our local shows. Read More

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - KERRI ROBERTSON

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - KERRI ROBERTSON

DARLING DOWNS DELEGATE and MARSH RURAL AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE

Kerri Robertson was born in Goondiwindi where she continues to live on the family farm, “Banaba”.  Banaba very proudly hosts four generations of farmers still working together on the mixed grazing and cropping property.  Read More

JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT - LUCY CONNOLLY

JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT - LUCY CONNOLLY

BURNETT DELEGATE and MISS SHOWGIRL AWARDS COMMITTEE

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TREASURER - MONICA SKERMAN

TREASURER - MONICA SKERMAN

NEAR NORTH COAST DELEGATE and YOUNG JUDGES & PARADERS COMMITTEE

Monica was born in Esk and raised on a property at Crows dale. She went to Somerset Dam Primary School and came to Brisbane and boarded at St Rita’s, Clayfield for 3 years. Read More

CRAIG MARSHALL

CRAIG MARSHALL

NEAR NORTH COAST DELEGATE

Craig has worked for the same company in heavy vehicle sales since January 2000 and also owns a secondhand bookshop. 

He has been a member of Pine Rivers A.H & I Association since 2010,  on the Board since 2012 and has been President since 2013.  Read More

PETER CURTIS

PETER CURTIS

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND DELEGATE, UTE MUSTER COMMITTEE and LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE CHAIR

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KEN LANDSBERG

KEN LANDSBERG

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

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IAN MERRITT

IAN MERRITT

CENTRAL & NORTH WEST DELEGATE and DARK RICH FRUIT CAKE COMMITTEE

Ian was born in Brisbane, the grandson of a Woombye pineapple farmer. After training as a teacher, he served at Petrie, Jundah, Blackall and Longreach. Read More

JESSAMINE CRAWFORD

JESSAMINE CRAWFORD

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DELEGATE and RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARDS COMMITTEE

Jess Crawford has been involved in the agricultural industry for 20 years, now married with two beautiful young children and living in Emerald in Central Queensland. Read More

KATHLEEN PLATH

KATHLEEN PLATH

NORTH QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

Born and educated in Cairns, Kathy grew up on a sugar cane property north of Cairns. After leaving school she worked for a dry cleaning/real estate business in Cairns and was member of Junior Farmers /Rural Youth. Read More

ANNETTE MUNDT

ANNETTE MUNDT

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND DELEGATE and NATURAL FIBRES COMMITTEE

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LORRAINE CROTHERS

LORRAINE CROTHERS

SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

Lorraine grew up on her family’s Hereford stud cattle property at Tara on the Western Darling Downs. She completed her secondary education as a boarder at St. Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast. Read More

LYNDELL NEAL

LYNDELL NEAL

DARLING DOWNS DELEGATE

Lyndell was raised on her Family’s Stud Cattle and Merino Sheep Property at Tara on the Western Darling Downs.  Hereford Cattle saw the family showing at Brisbane, Sydney and regional shows. Read More

RICHARD O’NEILL (OAM)

RICHARD O’NEILL (OAM)

SOUTH BURNETT DELEGATE

Richard was born at Murgon and grew up on the family dairy farm at Moffatdale. He attended Moffatdale Primary School and finished there being one of the youngest in Queensland to pass Scholarship. Read More

TREVOR BECKINGHAM OAM

TREVOR BECKINGHAM OAM

SECRETARY and GENERAL MANAGER

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Trevor trained as an accountant and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He worked in his family motor parts wholesaling business as Company Secretary for 40 years. Read More