Advisory and Reference Groups

Advisory and Reference Groups

In order to fulfil its objectives of creating value and opportunity for its levy payers and members, FWPA is supported by a series of industry advisory groups (AGs) and Reference Groups. These groups have been established to provide advice and assistance to FWPA's Programs to ensure FWPA delivers on the needs of industry.

R&D advisory group members

Market Access & Development Advisory Group

  • David Meyer, Meyer Timbers
  • Clinton Skeoch, Boral
  • Anne Geary, Vic Forests
  • Daniel Wright, ASH
  • Geoff Harris, Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products Aus.
  • Simon Healey, Pryda Australia
  • Jeremy Mead, Hyne Timber
  • Greg DuffWespine
  • Tim Sherry, Auswest
  • John Simon (Chair), FWPA Director

Wood Processing Advisory Group

  • Craig Kay, Tilling
  • Kim, Harris, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Aus.
  • Peter Robson, Boral
  • Peter Law, Wesbeam
  • Trevor Innes, TimberLink Australia
  • Vince Hurley, ASH
  • Michael Murphy, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Aus.
  • Shawn Britton, Britton Timber
  • Stephen Holtorf, Hyne Timber
  • Andrew Hurford, Hurfords
  • David Belfield, Wespine
  • Craig Taylor (Chair), FWPA Director

Sustainability and Resources Advisory Group

  • Mike Sutton, Forestry Corporation of NSW
  • Stephen Walker, SFM Environmental Solutions
  • Andrew Lyon, FPC (WA)
  • Kenneth Epp, Visy
  • Francisco Tovar, WAPRES
  • Ian Last, HQPlantations
  • Sean Ryan, Private Forestry Service Queensland
  • Jim O'hehir, ForestrySA
  • Tony O’Hara, HVP
  • Don Aurik, Timberland Pacific
  • Ben Bradshaw, Australian Bluegum Plantations
  • Suzette Weeding, ForestryTas
  • Brain Farmer (Chair), FWPA Director

Statistics reference group members

  • Glen Rivers, OneFortyOne (Grower)
  • Clinton Skeoch, Boral (Processor)
  • Anne Geary, VicForests (Grower)
  • Andrew Lyon, FPC (WA) (Grower)
  • Des Tolan, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Aus. (Processor)
  • Shawn Britton, Britton Timber(Processor)
  • Frank Moretti, Gunnersens (Importer)
  • Luke Vesey, AKD (Grower/Processor)
  • Islay Robertson (Chair), FPQ (Grower)

Standards reference group members

  • Craig Kay, Tilling
  • Geoff Stringer, Hyne
  • Kim Harris, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Aus.
  • Peter Law, Wesbeam
  • Afzal Laphir, Pryda Australia
  • Wayne Lewis, Koppers
  • Dave Gover, ASH
  • Carl Angus, AKD
  • Dave Belfield, Wespine
  • Trevor Innes (Chair), TimberLink Australia

Generic Promotion Reference Group

  • Andrew Morgan, SFM Environmental Solutions
  • Clarissa Brandt, Timber Queensland
  • Nathan Trushell, VicForests
  • Leon Quinn, Tilling
  • Bryan Hayes, Forico
  • Dean Austerberry, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Aus.
  • Shawn Britton, Britton Timber
  • Paul Michael, Weathertex
  • Jeremy Mead, Hyne Timber
  • James Neville Smith, Neville Smith Forest Products
  • Dean Roderick, Rodpak
  • Joanna Bodley, Forestry Corporation of NSW
  • Tim Sherry (Chair), Auswest

About Us

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not-for-profit company, is the forestry and wood industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results to the forest and wood products industry in Australia. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, and investment in effective and relevant R&D.

Contact Us

Forest and Wood Products Australia
Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au