David McKenzie

Chair, Minister's Regional Development Advisory Committee

David is a valuer based in Shepparton, specialising in agricultural property and water entitlements.

He is Managing Director of the Opteon Property Group with offices across northern Victoria, employing nearly 50 staff. He is Chair of North East Water, Chair of the Minister's Regional Development Advisory Committee and Chair of the Goulburn Regional Partnership, as well as a Director of the Committee for Greater Shepparton.

He is co-convenor of the GMID Water Leadership Forum, focusing on balanced outcomes for regional communities resulting from implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

David is a passionate advocate for healthy, engaged and equitable regional communities.