Our Staff

The Murray Darling Association has a small team of dedicated staff who work from our Echuca Office.

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Mark Lamb

Chief Executive Officer

An experienced senior management executive, Mark joined the Murray Darling Association in December 2021 in the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Mark has worked across various sectors, both at a local level and for global organisations, and is passionate about peak bodies, having led three peak bodies, both domestically and Internationally. Mark has an exceptional track record of organisational development, membership growth, conferencing and events, and consensus-building across complex policy areas.


Mark began his career in banking and finance, before transitioning to more broadly-based financial services including financial planning and risk management. He has held a number of strategic and consulting roles, especially in relation to key areas such as leadership and team building, marketing and distribution, with proven business, strategy and operational skills.  Much of his consulting was focused on the areas of professionalism - quality improvement and change management – both internally and externally. Mark has assisted many organisations to transition into new strategies and methodologies. He has global experience and expertise in training and has conducted open and in-house training courses around the world, and is a highly-rated lecturer, trainer and facilitator, experienced in behavioural change management. 

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Tim Phillips

Communications and Engagement Officer

A qualified graphic designer, Tim joined the Murray Darling Association in August 2021 in the role of the Communications and Engagement Officer.

Having lived much of his life along the Murray River, Tim is passionate about the rivers and communities of the Murray-Darling Basin. With a history of community involvement over several years through the Murray Marathon/Massive Murray Paddle, Tim continues his engagement with the communities across the Basin with the MDA.