Field and Game Australia has appointed a new CEO, Dean O’Hara who will commence with us on 1st April.
Dean has a strong background in management; dealing with government (both politicians and bureaucrats) and policing. He comes to us from Victoria Police, where he was Assistant Director – Head of Operations and Stakeholders and previously Head of Asset Services with Goulburn Murray Water. Prior to migrating to Australia, Dean spent 17 years serving with Sussex Police and left that force as a Forensic Specialist in major crime and counter terrorism investigation.
A resident of Mooroopna, Dean is a member of the local CFA , is an FGA member (Seymour) and two of his daughters have taken up simulated field shooting.
I am sure members will give Dean a warm welcome as he makes himself known around the branches.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Glenn Falla who stepped in as Interim CEO following Richard Light’s departure. Glenn has kept the ship running during one of our busiest and most complex periods, the run up to Duck Opening and the Opening itself. A job very well done.
FGA is facing a great many challenges and opportunities and I am confident that we have a top team of professionals to tackle them.
Dean said the role was a great opportunity to make a difference.
"It is really exciting to become a part of the Field & Game team," he said.
"I look forward to meeting and talking to members , I share your passion and I am committed to advancing the interests of Field & Game as the premier organisation for conservation, hunting and clay target."