Our Committee

Without the unstinting support and hard work of our staff and Committee, the Association would cease to be a viable entity. Please see below for a complete listing of our current Committee members.

Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association Committee


Like all great agricultural shows, the Hawkesbury Distict Agricultural Association has a long history, and is driven by a dedicated team of volunteers. Currently headed by President, Mr Ross Matheson working alongside Deputy Mr Dennis Shipway and Treasurer, Mr Ken Ridge, the HDAA celebrates 173 years in 2018.

As prepartions for next year’s show continues the President and Committee wish to thank sponsors, supporters, commercial trades and exhibitors for their ongoing commitment to the Hawkesbury.

Ross Matheson
Sections: Works, Woodchop
Dennis Shipway
Deputy President
Sections: Trade Space Guild
Kenneth Ridge
Sections: Pony Club, Horses Stabling, Horse Sports
Brian Caterson
Vice President
Sections: Agriculture, Horticulture
Basil Pittman
Vice President
Sections: Pavilion
Peter Griffiths
PATRON - Vice President
Colin Mitchell
Vice President
Sections: Fruit
Adam Dogger
Sections: ShowDogs
Amanda Coss
Sections: Agility Dogs, Cats, Grand Parade, Flyball Dogs
Amos Vaughan
Sections: Cattle, Horses
Andrew Coss
Sections: Flyball Dogs, Grand Parade, Cats, Rats & Mice, Agility Dogs
Barbara Crook
Sections: Pavilion
Caroline Dobson
Sections: Pony Club, Horses
Dannielle Poyzer
Sections: Art, Agility Dogs
David Peel
Sections: Showgirl, Risk Management
Derrin McRae
Sections: Ringmaster, Entertainment, Fruit
Diane Shaw
Sections: Pavilion
Elaine Tracey
Sections: Sheep
Enid Whitby
Sections: Apiculture
Eric Whitby
Sections: Apiculture
Frank Fava
Sections: Hoof & Hook, Cattle
Garry Hudson
Sections: Art, Pavilion
Geoffrey Ridge
Sections: Dairy Feature, Cattle
James Hall
Sections: Risk Management, Entertainment, Trade Space Guild
Jane Lees
Sections: Risk Management, Horses, Showgirl
Jennifer Caterson
Sections: Horticulture, Agriculture
Jennifer Turnbull
Sections: Fruit, Art, Showgirl
Karen McLaughlin
Sections: Fruit, Horticulture
Kenneth Willes
Sections: Alpacas
Kevin Haswell
Sections: Apiculture
Lucy Kuipers
Sections: Cattle
Lynette Hudson
Sections: Photography
Lynette Matheson
Sections: Showgirl, Works, Animal Nursery
Lynette Todd
Sections: Pony Club, Horses
Margaret Fennell
Sections: Pavilion
Michael Skinner
Sections: Show, Traffic Management
Nicole Maxwell
Sections: Poultry, Horses
Olivia Leal Walker
Sections: Poultry
Pauline Close
Sections: Rats & Mice, Cats, Grand Parade, Agility Dogs, Flyball Dogs
Phillip Close
Sections: Traffic Management Plan, Rats & Mice, Cats, Grand Parade
Phillipa Tonkin
Sections: Dressage
Rebecca Maxwell
Sections: Poultry
Robert Dreves
Sections: Agriculture
Sarah Whykes
Sections: Youth Sub Committee, Showgirl, Horses
Teresa Greentree
Sections: Dressage, Horses, Showjumping, Pony Club
Thomas McBurney
Sections: Animal Nursery, Goats
Timothy McLaughlin
Sections: Horticulture, Agriculture