The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS of NSW) has announced the appointment of Blayney farmer Michael Millner to the role of president.
The successor to Robert Ryan OAM, Mr Millner who has ties the local district and has a property at Blayney, has over 45 years' of experience in the agricultural industry and boosts 25 years working on company boards.
First elected to Council in 1995, Mr Millner's devotion to the business expands over two decades, including roles as Chairman of the RAS Foundation, Cattle Committee and as RAS Vice President since 2017.
Current RAS of NSW President, Mr Robert Ryan OAM says he congratulated Mr Millner on this new role and is excited to see what the future holds for the not-for-profit organisation.
"It has been an absolute honour to lead the RAS of NSW over the past six years and I look forward to seeing Mr Millner continue to drive the company into this new decade; I couldn't think of anyone more dedicated or deserving of this role," Mr Ryan said.
Mr Millner says he is humbled to be named President and looks forward to working with the company's Council, Board, Members and Management to steer the business through the challenges that lie ahead and build a prosperous future for the industry.
"The RAS of NSW has flourished under the keen guidance of Mr Robert Ryan and it is a great honour to continue this legacy," Mr Millner said.