Executive profile

Tony Chafer

  • Chief Executive Officer

Tony was appointed as CGL's CEO in 2008. Prior to this, Tony was CEO of the Ord Irrigation Co-operative and previously was employed in management roles with the Water Corporation in various locations throughout the North West of Western Australia. In 2017, Tony was elected to the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley council and was appointed Vice President. Tony is also the Director of Gelganyem Investments Pty Ltd and a member of the State’s Ord Expansion Projects’ Community Reference Group Task Force.

Mat Dear

  • Chief Operations Officer

Mat was appointed as CGL's COO in 2019. Concurrently, Mat is also General Manager / COO at Ord Irrigation Co-operative. Working in a part-time capacity at present with CGL, Mat has since commenced on the delivery of key operational projects for CGL, including the business expansion opportunities within Wyndham and Kununurra. Mat's expertise lay in IT, communications and systems technology. He also possesses strong capabilities in developing pragmatic operational and compliance management systems. In 2017, Mat was elected to the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley council.

Sarah McKay

  • B.Com, Major: Accounting
  • Financial Controller and Company Secretary

Recently appointed as CGL's Financial Controller in 2019, Sarah was previously employed as CGL's Accounts and Kununurra Office Manager in 2014. Sarah has held a wide variety of office management, accounting and financial roles during her career. Sarah's expertise lie in her eye for detail with financial auditing and delivering practical operational finance solutions. She has a passion for quality and concise reporting and was recently appointed as CGL's Company Secretary.