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VFF appoint Stephen Sheridan from acting CEO to CEO

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Jan 30, 2018

The Victorian Farmers Federation today announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Sheridan.

“After an extensive search by Jo Fischer Executive, the Victorian Farmers Federation Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sheridan as Chief Executive,” said VFF President David Jochinke.

“The Board are pleased and reassured having tested the market place, which yielded in excess of 50 candidates, and having conducted a rigorous and competitive selection process, to be able to appoint Mr Sheridan from Acting CEO to the position of CEO for the VFF,” said Mr Jochinke.

“Mr Sheridan has that unique combination of skills and attributes that can be difficult to find in the market, which includes extensive commercial expertise and experience developed in various senior management roles in a large corporate agribusiness, several years already with the VFF gaining experience across all levels of government and industry, and his own personal experience and empathy for the sector being raised on a mixed cropping, livestock and irrigation property.”

Mr Sheridan said “I am pleased that the Board have placed their trust with me to lead the VFF into the future and address the challenges that we face as an organisation and across all agricultural sectors.”

Mr Sheridan’s appointment comes at an important time, as the VFF works to increase agriculture’s influence in the next state election, potential federal elections, and the ongoing organisational issues that all not-for-profit advocacy bodies face as industries consolidate and th...
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