National Board Roles

Andrew Hoggard

National President

Policy responsibilities:
Climate Change, Economy, Trade, Building and Structures, ACC and Food Safety.

Wayne Langford

National Vice President

Policy responsibilities:
Climate Change (associate), Waste Management, Workplace Health and Safety, Biosecurity (Livestock), Adverse Events (Policy), Rural Health and Wellbeing and National Pest Management.

Richard McIntyre

Dairy Industry Group Chairperson
National Board Member


Policy responsibilities:
Immigration, Employment Relations, Animal Welfare (Dairy), Rural Policing/Firearms and Telecommunications.

William Beetham

Meat & Wool Industry Group Chairperson
National Board Member


Policy responsibilities:
Biodiversity, Forestry, Skills and Training, Animal Welfare (S&B) and Animal Traceability (NAIT).

Colin Hurst

Arable Group Chairperson
National Board Member


Policy responsibilities:
Essential Freshwater Regulations, NPS Elite Soils, Hazardous Substances, Seed Certification, Biosecurity (Plants).

Mark Hooper

National Board Member

Policy responsibilities:
RMA Reform, Transport & Roading, Energy & Electricity, Utilities & Rail and Crown Land (DOC) easements/stewardship land etc.).


Sandra Faulkner

National Board Member

Policy responsibilities: 
Local Government, Animal Welfare (support), Walking Access, Rural Education, Postal Services and Fire & Emergency.