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9 February, 2022

Jo Sheppard new QFF CEO

With a depth of experience across multiple industry sectors, Jo Sheppard has been appointed as the new CEO of Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF).

Ms Sheppard most recently served as Director of Stakeholder Engagement at the University of Southern Queensland.

Previous roles include CEO of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Director on the board of Sunwater, and previously an elected Councillor and Mayor of Paroo Shire
Council which covers Cunnamulla.

Ms Sheppard said advocating on behalf of Queensland’s farmers is a significant responsibility and, given the importance of the agriculture sector to the state’s economy and regional communities, effective representation is critical.

“Despite facing ongoing challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, rising input prices, biosecurity incursions and climate change, Queensland farmers continue to produce world-class food, fibre and foliage.

“I look forward to supporting and striving for a better deal for Queensland’s farmers to strengthen their productivity and profitability into the future,” Ms Sheppard said.

She will commence next Monday, 14 February.

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