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Tony Mahar

Tony Mahar - Chief Executive Officer

Tony Mahar

Tony Mahar is Chief Executive Officer of the National Farmers’ Federation.

He first joined the NFF as General Manager, Economics and Trade in July 2012. In December 2014 Tony was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and since March 2016 has held the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Tony has a long history of working with and representing industry and government in a range areas including economic policy, international trade and sustainability. He has lead high profile national industry campaigns on issues such as the review of national competition policy, fuel tax credits and backpacker tax to name a few. As part of his role at NFF he has developed and lead Federal election strategies and budget responses and headed up the national media and communications responses on industry wide issues.

Prior to joining the NFF, Tony worked with global food and grocery companies on economic and sustainability issues at the Australian Food and Grocery Council. He worked for a number of years with the Federal Dept of Ag in International Trade and Horticulture Industry Policy. Prior to that he worked for Elders in Griffith NSW. He holds tertiary qualifications in business, commerce/economics and a Masters in Business and Industry Policy.

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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