Nufarm has appointed Donald McGauchie as chairman of the board of directors. He succeeds Kerry Hoggard who has retired from the Nufarm board on health grounds. Mr Hoggard has been associated with Nufarm and its forerunner, Fernz, for 53 years. He has served as chairman since 2000. Mr McGauchie has been a director of Nufarm since 2003.