NZIF forester of the year announced
Announcing the recipient of this prestigious award, President of the Institute, Dr Andrew McEwen, noted that the award recognises leadership, excellence and personal integrity.
Mr. Gilmore is employed in the Forestry and Logistics Division of Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd., the integrated forestry and timber products company in Hawkes Bay. Mr Gilmore has had diverse roles at Pan Pac including forest engineering, land and environmental management, estate modelling and technical projects including IT implementation.
The award recognises Mr Gilmore’s participation in the wider forestry scene. He has been a member of the NZ Forest Owners Association Environment Committee for fifteen years, is the Chair of the New Zealand FSC Cluster Group and is a member of the Standards Development Group which negotiated a New Zealand FSC National Standard. More recently he has been project manager/author for the NZFOA review of the 1999 LIRO Roading Manual, culminating in the release of the 2012 Forest Road Engineering Manual, and also for the associated Operator’s Guide. Mr. Gilmore is Secretary of the Hawke's Bay Forestry Group which addresses regional forestry issues.
“It is Brett’s on-going professional approach to representing forestry in a wide range of issues that has earned the respect of his peers and led to the award of NZIF 2012 Forester of the Year”, said Dr McEwen. “I am delighted that the Institute has been able to recognize the achievements of this outstanding member.”
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