The Chair of AgriFutures Australia, Kay Hull, has welcomed the appointments, made by Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud.
The five directors are Andrew Harris (New South Wales), Cindy Cassidy (New South Wales), Diana Gibbs (New South Wales), Daniel Le Feuvre (South Australia) and Emma Robinson (Queensland).
William Ryan (Western Australia) was re-appointed as AgriFutures Australia non-executive board director and Kay Hull continues as Chair.
John Harvey, AgriFutures Australia's managing director also continues as the sole executive board director.
"I warmly welcome our newly appointed board directors to the committed team at AgriFutures Australia. Together we will continue the efforts to return greater benefits and financial returns to our levy payers, industries and the entire nation," Hull said.
"It is an exciting time for our new directors as we move into the final few years of delivery against our current Strategic Research and Development (R&D) Plan 2017-2022. We have achieved many of our goals and have exciting priorities for our new Directors to engage on.
"We welcome the extensive skills and experience of our Directors across startups, Rural Women's Award Participation, levied industry panel involvement, family farming along with background in research, development and innovation.
"I would like to sincerely acknowledge and thank the significant contributions made by the outgoing directors, Tony Hamilton, Kate Andrews, Ian Henderson and Ric Clark."