Local Land Services Board Chair recruitment underway

Applications are now open for the Local Land Services Board Chair position.

The Board Chair is responsible for driving the strategic direction and success of the organisation, while working closely with the chairs of the 11 local boards.

Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty said the Local Land Services Board Chair plays an integral role, providing strategic guidance to the organisation and helping shape local services.

“We know farmers and landholders are always facing challenges, whether it’s dry conditions, fires or biosecurity threats, so it’s important we find a strong and experienced candidate to ensure the agency’s priorities are meeting the needs of landholders across NSW,” Ms Moriarty said.

“I’d like to thank Allison Harker for the outstanding job she’s done guiding Local Land Services through some very difficult years, on the back of bushfires, drought and floods, and working alongside landholders on their long road to recovery.

“Allison’s current term ends in December 2023, and the NSW Government is undertaking due diligence by testing the water with an open, competitive, and transparent recruitment process.

“I’m committed to setting up Local Land Services for success, which is why I want to ensure we have the most suitable person as Board Chair over the next four years.

“I would encourage Allison and anyone else who thinks they have the necessary skills and qualifications to apply. I hope to see a wide range of candidates that reflect modern agriculture.”

Passionate, innovative and highly experienced individuals, with an interest to strategically grow agricultural productivity, healthy environments and sustainable communities are being encouraged to apply.

Department of Regional NSW Secretary Rebecca Fox said the role required a unique set of skills.

“The position requires leadership experience in chairing boards or committees, supported by a deep understanding of corporate governance and exceptional stakeholder management skills,” Ms Fox said.

“The role has a set term with a duration that allows the successful candidate to make a valuable and lasting impact that will benefit NSW communities and the state’s agriculture sector.”

Applications close at 11:55pm on Sunday, 22 October 2023.

For more information about the role and to apply, visit the Local Land Services website.

In line with the Local Land Services Act 2013, the term of the Board Chair is set for up to four years.

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