Chief Executive Officer

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and contemporary leader to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Our members are at the heart of the organisation and this critical role will lead the business strategy and operations to drive positive change for Victorian farmers.

Reporting to the board, the CEO will be responsible for leading and managing the business including maintaining strong financial performance, developing membership benefits, broadening the service offering, managing governance and meeting performance targets. The incoming CEO will provide strategic advice to the board and will represent and advocate the interests of our members and the industry as a whole.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a proven track record of leading complex organisations. Skilled in implementing strategy, you will display a hands-on approach and the ability to engage with a diverse range of people and groups. You will have excellent business acumen coupled with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement and growth.  Exhibiting superior interpersonal, advocacy and negotiation skills, you will be capable of enhancing a positive organisational culture and have a strong alignment to the organisation's values.  Relevant post graduate tertiary qualifications will be highly regarded.

To apply - please email your application to, using the reference VFFceo0917 addressing your cover letter and resume to Jo Fisher or Eilish Devine, of Jo Fisher Executive, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.

Commodity Manager 

About the role

The key focus of this role is the development and management of policy and member services for the Horticulture Commodity.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop an operation plan and strategy for the Commodity Group that aligns with the strategic direction of the VFF.

  • Co-ordinate all Commodity lobbying activity, to ensure appropriate interaction with political and corporate interests.

  • In conjunction with the Commodity President, manage the development of Commodity policy. This includes identifying Commodity issues, research and analysis, implementation of policy and programs, monitoring of outcomes and reporting.

  • Develop and maintain the Commodity profile within the Federation, as well as to members and the wider community in conjunction with the Commodity President.

  • Maintain strong communication and engagement with members in relation to policy outcomes and position affecting the Horticulture commodity

 This position gives you the opportunity to manage membership activity including events, campaigns, communications and sponsorship as well as providing expert advice to the Commodity President, Commodity Council and members of the commodity. 

For more information download the position description below, ring workplace relations on 1300 442 481 or

Positions closes COB Monday September 25, 2017.