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Dick Barnes



Dick grew up in the UK and has an M.A. in Engineering and Business Studies from Cambridge University. He spent many years working for Mars Incorporated in multiple functions and in numerous countries. He retired in 2004 after 7 years as the Global Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer.

He and his Australian wife, Kim, settled here in 2004, moved to Noosa in 2006 and he became an Australian citizen.

Dick developed a passion for farming and the Hinterland and has been running a sustainable group farming operation producing beef on 1200 acres in the Shire. This interest has led him to become the Treasurer of Noosa and District Landcare, the Founding President of Country Noosa, and the Founding President of the Noosa Community Biosphere Association. He serves on a number of Boards and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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