Chris Thompson was appointed as the new director for Tasmanian Irrigation on Wednesday.
Mr Thompson is the former managing director of management consulting firm Macquarie Franklin.
He has extensive experience in agribusiness developments and irrigation systems, according to Primary Industries Minister Sarah Courtney.
“[Mr Thompson] is well regarded in the Tasmanian farming and agricultural sectors and has held a number of chairman and director positions with irrigation boards both on a national and international scale,” she said.
Mr Thompson replaces outgoing director Roger Gill.