Vice Chair of TasFarmers James McShane steps down

13 May 2024

Vice Chair for TasFarmers, Jame McShane has advised of his resignation after 2 years of service with the states peak farming body. Mr McShane has accepted a role as an advisor to the honourable Jane Howlett MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Water.

TasFarmers President Ian Sauer said Mr McShane was a pivotal figure on the board, known for his strategic mindset and deep passion for agriculture.

Mr Sauer said "James had a very keen interest in information technology and would often lead engaging discussions and debates, in fact James represented farmers in Canberra, making him a valuable asset.

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"His absence will be felt keenly in our boardroom discussions. However, we are pleased to announce that James will continue to contribute to the agricultural community as an advisor to Minister Howlett in the south of the state.

“The Board and Staff of TasFarmers extend their gratitude for his dedication and wish him success in his new role,” said Mr Sauer.

TasFarmers will seek to fill the position of Vice Chair in the coming months.

As we move forward, TasFarmers acknowledge that while James may no longer be with us in the boardroom, he remains an integral part of our agricultural family. We thank him for his contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Picture: James Mc Shane
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Picture: James Mc Shane