NFF CEO steps down

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Peak farming body National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) CEO Matt Linnegar has today announced his resignation following his recent appointment as Chief Executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

NFF CEO steps down
NFF outgoing CEO Matt Linnegar. Image: NFF

NFF President Brent Finlay acknowledged Linnegar’s contribution to the organisation during his time in office.

"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," he says.

"Matt has provided valuable strategic leadership to the NFF including the far-reaching effects of the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture—originally Matt’s concept."

Finlay adds Linnegar also led the NFF to some significant results on the national policy front including the Murray–Darling Basin Plan, NFF’s 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," he says.

 "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," Finlay says.

Linnegar will leave the NFF in mid-July.

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