The Country Land and Business Association in the East has welcomed the promotion of Norfolk MP Liz Truss to Environment Minister.
The MP for South West Norfolk takes over from Owen Paterson.
The CLA says it hopes she will focus on an agenda which will assure the future of a living and working countryside.
Andrew Lansley leaves the top table of politics after a decade by leaving the Cabinet and announcing he will step down as an MP next year.
David Cameron has carried out the biggest wholesale shake-up of his ministerial team since becoming Prime Minister.
Liz Truss is one of the fastest-rising stars of the 2010 intake of Conservative MPs, reaching the Cabinet at the age of just 38.