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Resignation of NFF CEO

26 May 2014

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has today announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Mr Matt Linnegar.

NFF President, Brent Finlay, said that Mr Linnegar has made a significant contribution to the organisation and to Australian agriculture, more broadly.

“Matt has been at the NFF helm for over three years and in that time has successfully guided the organisation through an often tumultuous environment. Matt has provided valuable strategic leadership to the NFF including the far-reaching effects of the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture—originally Matt’s concept,” said Mr Finlay.

“Matt has also led the NFF to some significant results on the national policy front including the Murray–Darling Basin Plan, our fight against the carbon tax, progress on international trade, and shepherding key priority areas such as drought and R&D funding through tough federal budgets.

“Matt has built a very capable NFF team and will leave the organisation in a strong and stable position. These are some of the hallmarks of a successful tenure.

“On behalf of the NFF Board, members and staff I wish Matt and his family every success in his new appointment as Chief Executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. I look forward to a continued close working relationship,” Mr Finlay said.

Mr Linnegar will leave the NFF in mid-July.

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