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Tony Mahar

Chief Executive Officer – Tony Mahar

Tony Mahar

Tony Mahar joined the NFF as General Manager, Policy and Manager, Economics and Trade in July 2012, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2016.

Tony brings an excellent understanding of policy development and the food and agribusiness sectors to the NFF, having joined the organisation from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). As the Director for Sustainable Development at the AFGC, Tony was responsible for driving the response to key economic and sustainability challenges facing the industry.

Prior to this, Tony was the Assistant Director of Food and Horticulture Industry Policy at the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, where he managed industry policy, international trade and market access issues.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Business – Industry Strategy from the Australian National University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

For more on Tony's policy portfolios of Economics and Trade, view the Farm Business and Productivity and Access to Markets policy pages.

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