Pete Arkle is the NSW Farmers Association’s new chief executive officer.
Mr Arkle will join the association next month following 12 years with agribusiness Syngenta in sustainable agriculture, corporate and public affairs.
Mr Arkle has also previously worked in policy roles for the Department of Agriculture and the National Farmers Federation.
‘‘With agriculture a strong focus at a state and federal level, and elections looming in the first half of 2019, the need for a strong and effective voice for farmers in NSW is more important than ever,’’ he said.
Mr Arkle will join NSW Farmers on November 12, replacing outgoing chief executive officer Matt Brand.