[4 August/ Rural News]

Primary ITO Chief Executive, Mark Jeffries has announced his resignation from the organisation which was responsible for facilitating industry training across the agriculture, horticulture, equine, seafood, sports turf and food processing sectors.  Primary ITO Chairman, Mark Darrow said the organisation thanked Mr Jeffries for his work over the last two years as he had been instrumental in facilitating the transitional changes of the recently merged organisation. Mr Darrow added that Linda Sissons had been appointed as the interim chief executive officer and started on 1 August. Ms Sissons recently held the role of interim chief executive officer at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.