TFGA President praises outgoing CEO Hugh Christie for strengthening farmers' voice

12 July 2023

The Tasmania Farmers and Graziers (TFGA) today announces that Hugh Christie has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. The search for a replacement begins as Hugh leaves for a new role to further his career with the State Government.

As the leading advocacy group for Tasmanian farmers, TFGA under the leadership of Mr Christie has successfully increased its membership engagement, guided the restructuring of TFGA committees and grown the organisations member base.

Over the last year, the TFGA has also raised awareness and been listened to by key decision-makers on significant issues like compulsory land acquisition, irrigation and electronic identification devices for livestock.

President of the TFGA, Ian Sauer said, ''We've tackled some important matters, such as compulsory acquisition and have made our voices heard loud and clear to those in power.

"Under his leadership through strategic and ongoing advocacy, TFGA continues as a powerful advocate, shaping the public conversation and driving positive change for our members.

"The surge in membership validates our efforts and motivates us to continue uniting the industry to champion the cause and rights of our members.

To ensure seamless business operations during this transition period, the Board of Directors will announce an Acting CEO in due course and will work to identify the best candidate for the role.

The TFGA board extends its heartfelt best wishes to Hugh as he takes on a new journey in his career. His contributions and dedication to the TFGA have been invaluable, and the organisation wishes him great success in the future.