Local Land Services Chair appointed

Allison Harker, a partner in a farming business at Yass, has been appointed as the Chair of the statewide Local Land Services Board today.

Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders confirmed Ms Harker’s appointment at the Local Land Services Board meeting in Dubbo today and said her background in investment banking, agriculture and government, along with her strong involvement in her local community, puts her in good stead for the position.

“I am delighted to announce Allison Harker as the new Chair of Local Land Services and would like to congratulate her on this appointment,” Mr Saunders said.

“Allison is a diligent, passionate individual and has performed admirably as Acting Chair over the past 12 months.

“She brings a diverse range of skills to Local Land Services and I look forward to continuing our working relationship with her and the entire Local Land Services Board into the future.

“Ms Harker commences this position during a challenging time for landholders in NSW, as we continue our recovery from bushfires, drought, the COVID-19 pandemic and floods, so she definitely has her work cut out for her.”

Ms Harker said it is a privilege to be involved with customers, stakeholders and Local Land Services staff and was humbled to have been appointed to the prestigious role.

“I’m looking forward to continuing our collaboration with land managers in NSW to deliver valuable services and initiatives that support their businesses, agriculture and the environment.

“In the wake of recent disasters, such as fires, floods and the pandemic, these services are incredibly important, and as an agency, we will continue to do everything we can to support the community.”

The Local Land Services Board is a dedicated team who work closely with landholders and local communities to identify and deliver services that are relevant to local needs.

The Local Land Services Board is made up of the 11 regional board chairs and the dedicated Local Land Services Chair.

MEDIA: Sally Taylor, 0428 149 401