The Chief Executive of the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), Rob Freeman, has resigned, citing personal reasons for his departure after nearly three years in the position.  It is the third resignation from the six-person board of the Authority in recent months.  


The MDBA’s new Chief Executive is Rhondda Dickson, currently deputy secretary in the federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.


Mr Freeman will take up a position on the board of the National Water Commission, filling the place held by Chloe Munro who has been appointed Chair of the Commission.


Prior to his appointment with the MDBA, Mr Freeman was was Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation.