Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud has appointed Mark Tucker as Senior Agriculture Industry Engagement Officer. 

As the former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Mr Tucker knows the ag sector and has worked closely with our industry’s stakeholders and peak bodies. His contact details are Mark.Tucker@agriculture.gov.au 0434 879 770. 

The purpose of the new role is to be the key liaison between Minister Littleproud’s department and agriculture, fisheries and forestry stakeholders affected by COVID-19.

“This role will ensure agriculture industry perspectives inform our decision-making and give us regular status updates on key issues in this sector, helping us respond exactly where we need to.” Minister Littleproud

Mr Tucker’s role will be supported by a team of officers at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and demonstrates a new measure to maintain agricultural production and supply chains through the COVID-19 response.