The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has appointed Isaac Jeffrey as ​its new Chief Executive Officer.

“NIC is delighted to have Isaac Jeffrey join the Council as CEO. Isaac brings extensive private and public sector leadership experience with skills in government relations and complex policy development which are critical to navigating the challenging issues of water management and energy,” NIC Chair Jeremy Morton said.

“With the Murray Darling Basin Plan implementation on the home run and a number of unresolved risks hanging over the head of irrigation dependent communities and the environment, now is the time act. Equally we have an energy sector in transition, and it is critical that we never lose sight of the need for reliable and affordable energy.

“We look forward to Isaac ​continuing to lead the fight for the best possible outcomes for our members and our communities.”

Isaac commences in the role effective today taking the reins from outgoing CEO Steve Whan.  ” The NIC and its members would like to sincerely thank Steve for his leadership and significant contribution to Council over the past four years,” said Mr Morton, “and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”     

Incoming CEO Isaac Jeffrey said: “It is a real privilege to be taking on the role of CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council. Having grown up in the country, I understand the importance of our agricultural industries, and of making sure our rural businesses and towns are strong.

“Regional communities and their local farms provide the food and fibre our country needs not only to sustain Aussie families, but to help feed the world. It is vital that we have the right policy settings in place to ensure our local farmers can deliver produce, create jobs and support our economy.  

“I look forward to working with our members, government and stakeholders, and I know that together we achieve great policy outcomes, especially when it comes to water, energy and the environment.”

Contact: Isaac Jeffrey 0423876813

Tuesday 1 December 2020