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.

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, Mrs Lyn Hudson working alongside Deputy Mr Phillip Close and Treasurer, Mr Ken Ridge, the HDAA celebrated 178 years in 2023.

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.

Lynette Hudson
Sections: Photography, Pavilion
Phillip Close
Deputy President
Sections: Traffic Management Plan, Awards, Cats, Grand Parade
Kenneth Ridge
Sections: Pony Club, Horses Stabling, Horse Sports
Brian Caterson
Vice President
Sections: Agriculture
Colin Mitchell
Vice President
Sections: Fruit
Ross Matheson
Vice President
Sections: Woodchop, Works, Showmans Guild
Andrea Roth
Ann Hair
Sections: Auxiliary
Abby Dawson
Sections: Donkeys
Adam Dogger
Sections: Dogs
Alex Holm
Sections: Poultry, Sheep, Goats
Amanda Coss
Sections: Cats, Grand Parade
Andrew Coss
Sections: Grand Parade
Andrew Maxwell
Sections: Aviary Birds, Fancy Rodents
Angela McGrath
Sections: Cattle
Brodie Kelly
Sections: Horticulture
Brooke Chandler
Sections: Cattle, Young Woman
Cameron Buttsworth
Sections: Ringmaster, Entertainment, Woodchop
Carla Goldman
Sections: Art, Pavilion
Caroline Dobson
Sections: Pony Club, Horses
David Jones
Sections: Risk Management, Traffic Management, Emergency Management
David Peel
Sections: Risk Management, Show Traffic Management, Works,
Eliza Babazogli
Sections: Young Woman, Horse
Enid Whitby
Sections: Apiculture
Eric Whitby
Sections: Apiculture
Garry Hudson
Sections: Art, Photography
Geoffrey Ridge
Sections: Dairy Feature
Hannah Peel
Sections: Photography
Hanna Kelly
Sections: Cooking, Horticulture
Jacqueline Hawkins-Wade
Sections: Horticulture
James Hall
Sections: Trade Sites, Showmans Guild
Jennifer Caterson
Sections: Agriculture
Jennifer Turnbull
Sections: Fruit, Young Woman, Awards
Jordan Ridge
Sections: Cattle
Joshua Vella
Sections: Poultry
Karen Carpenter
Sections: Entertainment
Karen McLaughlin
Sections: Horticulture
Katherine Mann
Sections: Young Woman, Publicity, NEXT Gen
Kenneth Willes
Sections: Alpacas
Kerry Dowling
Sections: LEGO
Lisa Butt
Sections: Poultry, Sausage Competition
Lynette Matheson
Sections: LEGO
Martin Wade
Sections: Horticulture
Michael Skinner
Sections: Show Traffic Management
Nicole Maxwell
Sections: Poultry, Sheep, Sausage Competition, Goats
Noel Grech
Sections: Apiculture
Paris Nelson-Roth
Sections: Social Media
Pauline Close
Sections: Cats, Grand Parade,Baby Change & Feeding Room
Rachel Peel
Sections: Horses
Robert Hair
Sections: Pavilions
Robyn Keyvar
Sections: Donkeys
Sally Buttsworth
Sections: Woodchop
Sharne Haskins
Sections: Young Woman, NEXT Gen, Publicity, Animal Nursery
Tahlia Chandler
Sections: Cattle
Thomas McBurney
Sections: Goats