Staff & Committees

President Geoff

Geoff Fisken

President
Geoff, a previous local land owner and President of Wool Producers Australia is the President of the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc, brings to BAPS a love of agriculture and a long history of family involvement.

Geoff has served as an executive committee memebr in recent times and previously served on the Executive and held the position of Vice President. Geoff is the fifth generation and sixth president of the Fisken family to hold such a position. Geoff's Great Great Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Grand Father, Aunt and Mother have all been invoved in BAPS, with his Mother and Aunt still involved today in various roles. Geoff is looking forward to working with the Executive, Staff, BAPS Members and in particular the exciting development of the Showgrounds site at Mt Rowan.

Geoff is excited by what the future holds for BAPS. Geoff enjoys spending time with his family and also in his spare time loves anything with water, playing golf and bowls.
Kathryn Watkins

Kathryn Watkins

Casual Administration
Kathryn has been with BAPS since June 2019 , previously working in the mining industry for many years in Western Australia, prior to be coming a Mum to 4 children which keeps her very busy.

Kathryn will generally be the first greeting visistors receive when contacting the office or coming into visit. She brings a friendly warmth that greets the many visitors to the Ballarat showgrounds with a can do attitude.
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Julian Versloot

Treasurer
Julian has been withBAPS 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 technolgy 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.
Lucy Quartermain

Lucy Quartermain

Executive Officer
Lucy originally joined BAPS in an administration role before taking on the challenge of Executive Officer, firstly in a joint role, then solo heading into Spring Show 2017. Lucy hales from NSW where she has grown up in agriculture and is now married into agriculture. Lucy previously worked in various administration positions with agricultural consultants, the head marketing body of the Cotton industry, in the wool industry, and also one of the industry’s leading rice farms.

Loving the people in agriculture and the freshness of the industry Lucy brings to her role a friendly and positive culture along with fresh new ideas to the forefront of what can only be an exciting time ahead for Ballarat Show being led by a wonderful team.

Lucy brings a great breath of experience, skill and enthusiasm to the role. Lucy grew up on a farm, has tertiary qualifications in agribusiness, wide experience as well as great ideas and relishes the opportunity of working alongside the President and Executive Team
Georgina Walton

Georgina Walton

Administration
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.

2019-2020 Executive

Rick Smith

Rick Smith

Senior Vice President
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Kerri Gallagher

Immediate Past President
Pat Hyland

Pat Hyland

Executive Member
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Alison Van Bree

Executive Member
Matt Dickinson

Matthew Dickinson

Chair of Cattle Committee
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Jonathan Tischler

Chair of Sheep Committee
Michael Daunt

Michael Daunt

Advisor & Chair of Showgrounds Development Committee
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John Molesworth

Advisor
Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser

Advisor
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Kelley Jones

Junior Vice President
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Ben Fleay

Executive Member
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Asha Shanahan

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
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Phil Franklin

Advisor & Chair of Scholarships Committee
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John Plush

Advisor
Laurie Mullane

Laurie Mullane

Advisor