Margaret Darton has had an extensive career working in the Victorian public sector, most recently in food policy and regulation. When working in the Department of Primary Industries she led the departmental response to whole of government participation in national food standards. Margaret has extensive experience in governance and has served on a number of Boards including Dairy Food Safety Victoria. She was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2015 for services to state and national food policy. Margaret is a local resident of Neerim, having lived in the district for the last 30 years.