Matt Linnegar

Chief Executive of Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Matt Linnegar joined the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation as Chief Executive in 2014. His prior leadership roles include CEO of the National Farmers’ Federation, General Manager, Corporate and Customer Operations with Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited and Executive Director of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia.

Matt is committed to the advancement of rural, regional and remote Australia and has strong linkages through the farming, agribusiness and regional Australia sectors. Matt is a strong supporter of leadership development as a critical factor to the success of rural, regional and remote Australia. He holds a degree in Applied Science (Systems Agriculture) from the University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury), is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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