Former NSW National Party deputy leader Niall Blair is to join CSU as professor of food sustainability
Mr Blair will resign from the state’s Legislative Council to take up the post. CSU points to his parliamentary achievements in reform of water, fisheries and agriculture research-innovation. Mr Blair resigned as state minister for primary industries, regional water and trade and industry and moved to the backbench in April, just after the Coalition government was returned at the March 23 election
He joins former National Party colleague, Fiona Nash who is CSU’s regional engagement and government relations advisor. Ms Nash is a former federal cabinet minister.