New Directors at Forestry Australia

Friday 4 Nov 2022

New Forestry Australia Director appointments have been announced following a member vote and AGM held at the recent National Symposium in Albury. Forestry Australia CEO Jacquie Martin (photo) welcomed new Director Matt de Jongh and returning Director Blair Freeman to the Board, saying their appointments would help the organisation maintain momentum in advocating for members and the role of sustainable forestry in Australia.

“I’m delighted to give a big welcome to new Director Matt de Jongh and a big welcome back to returning Director Blair Freeman,” Ms Martin said. A forester with over 20 years’ experience in both operational and policy roles, new Director Matt de Jongh is the Sustainability Manager for Responsible Wood and holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry), ANU and a Graduate Certificate in Business Management, UNE.

Reappointed Director Blair Freeman, is a professional forester with over 25 years’ experience in providing advisory services on forest policy development, strategic planning and natural resource management across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. the Head of Strategy and Sustainability with Indufor, an international forest sector consulting firm with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Finland and North America.

Ms Martin also thanked retiring Director Dr Lachie McCaw for his service to the organisation, which included a term as Vice President.

Source: Forestry Australia

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