​Media Release

Agriculture Minister welcomes new Secretary

10 June 2015

The Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Daryl Quinlivan as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. 

Mr Quinlivan was today appointed by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, and will start in his new role from tomorrow. 

"Among a number of career notches in his belt, Mr Quinlivan brings with him 11 years of previous experience in the Agriculture Department, and more recently the Productivity Commission," Minister Joyce said. 

"Mr Quinlivan's experience and knowledge of the agriculture portfolio and the broader public sector will be invaluable." 

Minister Joyce said the appointment of Mr Quinlivan followed a stringent selection process. 

"I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank acting Secretary Mr Phillip Glyde for his dedication and professionalism over the past three months. In this time, Mr Glyde has very capably overseen the passing of the Biosecurity Bill and progression of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper," Minister Joyce said.