New role for TFGA pres­i­dent

Tasmanian Country - - OPINION -

TAS­MA­NIAN Farm­ers and Gra­ziers As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Wayne John­ston says he is look­ing for­ward to new chal­lenges as the newly elected mayor of the Me­an­der Val­ley Coun­cil.

Mr John­ston was a clear win­ner in this week’s lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions.

He will hand over the reins of the TFGA’s top job to some­one else af­ter the or­gan­i­sa­tion's next an­nual gen­eral meet­ing which will be held in March or April next year.

“I am ex­cited, it will be a new ad­ven­ture for my­self and my fam­ily,” he said.

Mr John­ston said some “un­fin­ished busi­ness” at the TFGA would be his fo­cus be­fore he would start think­ing too much about his new role.

He said he had not con­sid­ered even run­ning for lo­cal govern­ment un­til a num­ber of peo­ple sug­gested it to him.

“I hadn't given it much thought be­cause I was too busy con­cen­trat­ing on what's hap­pen­ing with TFGA,” Mr John­ston said.

“Then I started think­ing about it and where I was go­ing to go af­ter TFGA and thought maybe I should give it a try.”

Mr John­ston said he was con­fi­dent his ex­pe­ri­ence with cor­po­rate gover­nance at the TFGA would help in his new may­oral role.

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