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Our Council and Office

Horse riders in Spotless Stadium

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales holds the position of Vice Regal Patron of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

Council is the governing body of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, made up of Members who are elected at the Society’s Annual General Meeting. The Society’s Council consists of around 54 Councillors who serve the RAS on an honorary basis.  Their areas of expertise cover a broad array of rural, business and professional skills.

Council Committee Chairs oversee the competitions that are at the heart of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Royal Competitions and other aspects of RAS business.

The Office consists of the Board, Council, Honorary Councillors, Honorary Vice President and the NSW Minister for Primary Industries.


R M Ryan OAM #
G D Andrews *
J Angus
J D W Bell
G W Bell #
J C Bennett OAM * #
G Best *
L Bowtell *
JG Bryson *
J Byrnes 
C P Carter
R Clubb 
G R Cochrane
S V Davenport
D M Davidson *
S J B Davies *
S G Dadd
E Downes
S P Evans *
J E Fairley
J M Forrest
W B Giblin
A J Hamilton 
S L Hannigan
E A Hastings
C A Hooke
E E Hughes
G R Johnston
A M Kirk #*
​K Little
A W Lucas *
D F Macintyre
M MacCue
G W Mason
K J Mathie
YG McKenzie
L S Milan OAM
M J Millner #
D E Ovens *#
M Paynter
R L Petrie
W A Picken
A J Rayner
R G Reid *
K Reidy
A A Renwick *
A K Saines 
M A Schembri *
G N Sharpe #*
S J Walker #*
G R Watson *
H B White
K E Wickson *
CA Wythes
R A Zammit

# Board
* Committee Chairs