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Core Committee


Di Dowrick


Charleville, Queensland

Di has worked throughout the channel country after more than 20 years of service the the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Not only has Di attended the event but has also introduced the event to many important women in her life, her favourite event being Betoota in 2016, when she shared the weekend with both her daughter and daughter in law.

Di undertook the role as president of CCLD in 2020. “I find it very fulfilling to be a part of committee with such commitment and passion to an event. Witnessing the impact of the weekend on all the participants is extremely rewarding.”

Women living in remote Australia are faced with many challenges due to the isolating distances. However Di has recognised how “the landscape, way of life and resilience of the and connection between people (even though the distance may be great) is remarkable.”

Di is passionate about the importance of events such as ccLD for isolated women. “Women spend all year looking after families and husbands as well as their role in the management of properties. Events like ours give them a weekend solely to focus on themselves and to recharge.”

“From seeing the enjoyment and success of the event by all participants inspires me to try to make our next event to be even a little better. Also working with such a dynamic group of women on the committee is inspiration alone.”

Mandy Travers

Financial, Partnership & Sponsorship Co-ordinator

Toowoomba, Queensland

Mandy is a long time Channel Country Lady, having grown up on a sheep and cattle property near Eulo, and now operating an earthmoving business in the Paroo & Quilpie Shires, with a cattle property in near Quilpie.

Thargomindah in 2019 was Mandy’s first CCLD event, which she absolutely loved.

Mandy was inspired to join the Channel Country Ladies Day team after seeing first-hand how much the event benefited the ladies of the West. “They are just so deserving,” she says. “I really wanted to be involved and help the committee out where I can.”

Mandy enjoyed seeing the Channel Country Ladies come together in Quilpie, and said the vibe of the event is always so exciting. “It’s great to see it all unfold after a year of planning!”

Angela Harmer

Logistics Team Lead

Wallumbilla, Queensland

Angela began her Channel Country Ladies Day journey in 2023 after attending the 10 year celebration at Bedourie.

“I was lucky enough to be a part of the weekend in Bedourie and found myself helping alongside the committee. Meeting the team and assisting in the weekend left me feeling amazed and inspired for the future of the event, and not only did I want to continue attending but become a committee member myself.”

“The women are extremely welcoming and inclusive and I soon realised how much I could benefit from becoming part of this team. The way they come together to create an event that inspires so many made me so excited at what I could assist in producing in future years.”

Angela looks forward to captivating an atmosphere of wonder, excitement and camaraderie with the team this year.

Dale Brown

Services Team Lead

Athol, Queensland

Our Services Team Lead, Dale, and her team look after all of our beauty, health, information and market stalls, ensuring our ladies at the event can shop and be pampered to their hearts content.

Dale grew up in Tibooburra and has lived and worked on stations in the channel country for 40 years. Now living in Athol near Toowoomba, Dale has always been a big fan of the Channel Country Ladies Day event, having attended six and loving every one of them.

Dale says it’s hard to pick a “favourite” Channel Country Ladies Day; they all bring excitement and joy.

“I love the excitement of catching up with dear friends, setting up camp and getting all dressed up on the Friday night”, she says. “The comedian is always a big hit. There is nothing like a good belly laugh, and that is exactly what you get! I always go home feeling happy and refreshed.”

Dale joined our committee in 2021, keen to give something back after many years enjoying the event.

“I love helping bring together services to the beautiful women in the outback and to give my time to this amazing team of ladies and to work alongside of them is an absolute privilege,”

“I am looking forward to getting out to Noccundra and working with the CCLD team to provide some inspiration, wellness and happiness to the ladies of the outback.”

Hannah Leu

Media and Marketing Team Lead

Darwin, Northern Territory

Our Media and Marketing Co-ordinator Hannah recently moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory, although originally hails from Haly Creek in the South Burnett region of Queensland.

2021 was Hannah’s first Channel Country Ladies Day when she joined the committee, and hasn’t looked back. “Being a part of the committee I know how much effort goes into making the event a success for the women of the Channel Country,” she says.

“Every year I am blown away by the energy of the weekend. It’s a great mix of cultural and development experiences that gives participants an opportunity to take away something special away from each day.”

After working in the Queensland agricultural industry most of her career, Hannah was keen to join the committee to connect with and support rural and remote women.

“It’s great to be a part of an iconic event that brings such joy to the women of the Channel Country, and to work alongside a passionate team with a great cause.”

Ann-Maree Johnson

Program Team Lead

Roma, Queensland