Daryl Quinlivan takes up at Agriculture where Grimes left off


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No thanks for former departmental chief Paul Grimes, as Barnaby Joyce takes a final swing by praising his deputy. The government has appointed Daryl Quinlivan as the new Agriculture secretary, following the high-profile departure of Grimes.

Daryl Quinlivan

Daryl Quinlivan

Daryl Quinlivan has been appointed as the new secretary of the federal Department of Agriculture, nearly three months after his predecessor Paul Grimes was “terminated” as department head.

Starting tomorrow he takes over from Phillip Glyde, who has been acting in the role since Grimes’ departure, and has been placed in the role for a term of five years.

Quinlivan has most recently been the head of office at the Productivity Commission, and before that was deputy secretary of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy between 2011 and 2013, as well as deputy secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry between 2005 and 2010.

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  • CM58

    Excellent choice and a good bloke as well