Michael McConachy: Chairperson, Kimberley Development Commission
Mr McConachy moved to the Kimberley in 2009 with his family, bringing a wealth of business and leadership experience with him in the areas of business, tourism, agriculture, construction and aviation.
As a Managing Director of several local Companies, including: Helicopter Film Services Pty Ltd trading as HeliSpirit, Aviair Pty Ltd, Kimberley Cultural Tours Pty Ltd, Freshwater Quality Management Pty Ltd, Kimberley Land Holdings Pty Ltd, H.M. Developments Pty Ltd and Top End Building Company, he has a strong understanding of governance and accountability. He has used this in a voluntary capacity as a founding Committee Member and Chairperson of the East Kimberley Marketing Group. Mr McConachy is also a past Council President, St Joseph’s School, Kununurra.
Since 1999, Mr McConachy has been Owner/Managing Director, Agrivision International Pty Ltd and Managing Director, Integrated Dairies of Australia Pty Ltd. Prior to this he worked as; Agricultural Consultant, Riverina F.A.R.M (Financial and Rural Management), Farm Manager, Strathfieldsaye Estate (University of Melbourne) and General Manager, International Agribusiness Australia.
Mr McConachy is committed to regional development of the Kimberley in partnership with regional stakeholders in recognition of its potential.