Staff & Committees

Rick Smith

Rick Smith

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Julian Versloot

Julian has been with BAPS since August 2012 when he was appointed into his current role of Treasurer. Julian's interest in agriculture stems back to when his grandfather was a diary farmer in Holland. He has been a chartered accountant with over 30 years expereince but has a passion for improvement having dragged BAPS into the 21st century utilising technology to make the running of the Society more streamlined. His hobbies and interests include camping and offroad 4 x4, history, rural shows and renovating his house. Julian works tirelessly behind the scenes delivering the finanicial reports.

Elizabeth van Beek

Executive Officer
Elizabeth joined BAPS in June 2020. She moved from Christchurch, New Zealand to Melbourne late 2000 and has been in senior management roles in Melbourne and Queensland. She has a great deal of experience in major event management having organised the Melbourne Pool & Spa Expo for several years and large Awards Gala Black Tie Dinners, to name a few.
Georgina Walton

Georgina Walton

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, and nothing is too much trouble.
Stuart Rowe

Stuart Rowe

Maintenance Contractor
Stuart has been withBAPS since 2015 when he was appointed into his current role of Maintenance Contractor. Stuart's pride he takes in the Showgrounds is commended on the appearance of the gorunds he delievrs for each and every event. Stuart's interest in old collectables is fascinating and he is always up to share a story or picture with you.

Angela McLachlan

Events Co-ordinator
Angela McLachlan is our Events Co-ordinator. Angela joined BAPS on a part time basis mid-year 2020. Her background is in event management having worked for Ironman, ITU World Triathlon Championships, Noosa Triathlon and Run for the Kids.

2019-2020 Executive

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Kelley Jones

Senior Vice President
Matt Dickinson

Matthew Dickinson

Junior Vice President & Cattle Chair
President Geoff

Geoff Fisken

Immediate Past President
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Jonathan Tischler

Chair of Sheep Committee
Michael Daunt

Michael Daunt

Advisor & Chair of Showgrounds Development Committee
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Kerri Gallagher

Executive Member
Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser

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Ben Fleay

Executive Member

Matthew Menhennet

Executive Member
Rebecca Stacey

Rebecca Stacey

Executive Member & Chair of Promtions Committee
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Alistair Freeman

Chair of Wine Committee
Liz Molesworth

Liz Molesworth

President of Ladies Committee

Phil Franklin

Advisor & Chair of Scholarships Committee