FWPA is seeking a Non-Executive Director

FWPA is seeking a Non-Executive Director


Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is an unlisted public company (limited by guarantee) that provides national promotion, research, development and extension services for the Australian forest and wood products industry.


FWPA collaborates with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, invest in effective and relevant RD&E and deliver programs designed to grow the market for forest and wood products, increase productivity and profitability across the value chain and ensure positive environmental and social outcomes.


FWPA is committed to supporting the industry to be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive.Company members are wood processors, forest growers, and importers of wood products.  It is a not-for-profit industry services company funded by the Federal Government, member levies and research grants.


FWPA is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to its skills-based Board at their upcoming AGM. While the current Board is well balanced, there is interest for individuals with downstream experience in the design and construction sector, with an emphasis on some or all of the following areas:

     -  building materials with a sound knowledge of timber and wood products 

     -  built environment expertise

     - sustainability and environment

     -  building standards and regulation

     - renewable and waste to energy technologies 

     - demand side and energy efficiency

     - circular economy with interests in reuse, recycling and waste management strategy


Information about FWPA and the process for appointing Directors is set out in FWPA's Constitution and is available from the company’s website at www.fwpa.com.au/. An independent Director Selection Committee will consider proposals from candidates and recommend to the AGM a person for nomination for appointment as a Director.  The Committee is required to ensure that the nomination will result in a balanced, skills-based Board.

For more information, please contact Richard Evans at Talent Nation on +61 3 9600 0115, or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To submit your expression of interest including a covering letter outlining your interest in this position and a short summary of the areas you believe you can add most value to the FWPA Board, please use the links below.


Expressions close at 5.00pm on Friday, 29th July 2022.

Innovation and collaboration lie at the core of FWPA’s mission, and this can be best achieved through a diversity of backgrounds and thinking styles that builds respect, promotes inclusiveness and diversity.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.