Tasmanian Irrigation is heartbroken following the recent death of Michael Chilvers.
Michael was a great friend to many in Tasmania's agricultural industries, recognised for his passion and determination to make a difference.
He was appointed as an independent Director of Tasmanian Irrigation in December 2015 and played an instrumental role in setting strategic direction for the delivery of irrigation water to Tasmanian farmers, as well as the construction of new irrigation schemes.
Michael ran an intensive mixed farming enterprise in the Northern Midlands, was a member of GRDC Southern Panel, Chair of the Australia China Business Council in Tasmania, a Nuffield Scholar and had a long association with the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association.
On behalf of all Tasmanian Irrigation Board Directors, employees and irrigators, we extend our condolences to Michael's wife Fiona, children Charlotte and Felix, and his extended family and friends.
There are so many people across the world who were touched by Michael's enthusiasm for life, adventure, fun and hard work.