Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

8 February 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

New director for Tasmanian Irrigation

Congratulations to Mr Guy Kingwill on his appointment as a new Director on the Board of Tasmanian Irrigation.

Mr Kingwill is currently a Board member of Lower Murray Water Urban and Rural Water Corporation (known as Lower Murray Water).

He has substantial Australian and international executive experience, which includes nine years as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tandou Limited, a successful New South Wales farming business engaged in irrigated agriculture and water trading.

Mr Kingwill is considered an extremely valuable addition for the Tasmanian Irrigation Board due to his extensive knowledge of rural water use and trading matters, his corporate background and experience of international corporate funding.

A key plank of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s economic platform is supporting real growth and to create real jobs in regional Tasmania by investing in our competitive strengths.

Agriculture is one of those, generating over $1.4 billion at the farm gate and directly employing more than 7000 people.

Delivering high reliability irrigation water across the state is a key part of our AgriFood Plan, which aims to increase the value of our agricultural sector ten-fold by 2050.

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