THE Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) will elect a new president early next week following the resignation of Jeremy Morton.
Mr Morton has been elected as a SunRice grower director and, as a result, has stepped down from his position as RGA president.
This resignation triggers an election for a new president at the upcoming central executive meeting on Tuesday.
Subject to the outcome of this, there may also be an election for one other RGA board position.
In his resignation letter to the central executive Mr Morton said it had been an honour to serve the RGA and its members.
"Thank you for the opportunity to lead the RGA, which has an incredible legacy and bright future that will come with new leadership," he said.
During his time as president, Mr Morton oversaw a constitutional review and structural review of the RGA.
He has also been a strong advocate for water and for improving the lot of rice growers.
RGA executive director Graeme Kruger said Mr Morton's leadership and commitment to the role was second-to-none.
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