Matt LinnegarChief Executive Officer
Matt Linnegar joined the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation as Chief Executive in June, 2014. It is the first time in the 22-year history of the Foundation that a member of its alumni has stepped into the Chief Executive’s role. Matt completed Course 7 of the Foundation’s prestigious Australian Rural leadership program in 2001.
Matt's 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.