FRRR’s CEO joins National Rural Advisory Committee

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Alexandra Gartmann, CEO of FRRR, has been appointed to the National Rural Advisory Committee (NRAC), effective 1 July, 2012.

NRAC is an independent skills–based panel of producers and rural industry experts responsible for advising the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on matters such as rural adjustment, regional issues, training and other matters as requested. The new NRAC will initially focus on skills and the workforce capabilities of agricultural employers along with rural financial schemes and insurance.

Chairman of FRRR, Rt Hon Ian Sinclair, AC, welcomed Alexandra’s appointment to NRAC, saying it is a great acknowledgement of the skills and networks that she possesses.

“One of the reasons we appointed Alexandra to her role was the depth of knowledge that she has about rural and regional Australia and the passion with which she represents those people.

“This new advisory role will give her yet more opportunities to understand the issues affecting rural and regional communities, and to ensure those issues are well understood by the Government. With Alexandra having a seat at this national table, she will be able to raise and influence issues impacting the communities FRRR supports,” Mr Sinclair said.

Read the release announcing the NRAC appointments and read more about Alexandra's background.