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FWPA seeking non-executive directors

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is seeking to appoint at least three non-executive directors to its skills-based board. Source: Timberbiz

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

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 build respect, promotes inclusiveness and diversity.

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.

As a rural research and development corporation, the company also receives matching funds from the Commonwealth Government for its R&D activities.

An independent director selection committee established under the company’s constitution will consider proposals for candidates, and make recommendations to the FWPA board persons for nomination for appointment as a director. The committee is required to ensure that candidates will result in a balanced, skills-based board.

At least one of the successful candidates must meet the criteria of being a non-member director (not be an employee or director of an FWPA member company).

Information about FWPA and the process for appointing directors is set out in the FWPA’s constitution, available from the company’s website at

Expressions of interest in the director positions are to be made by 5.00pm on Friday, 22 June 2018 by forwarding an 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 send these to: [email protected].

For more information contact Lesley Austin, Flame Associates 0410 551 503.