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Gottstein Trust board needs more trustees

The Gottstein Trust is the national educational trust of Australia’s forest and forest products industry. The purpose of the Trust is to create opportunities for people to acquire knowledge that will promote the interests of the Australian industries which grow and use sustainably managed forest resources. Source: Timberbiz

Through its annual awarding of Scholarships, Fellowship and Skills Development grants, the Trust provides financial assistance for individuals across the forest and forest products industry.

The aim of the Trust is to support individuals to gain knowledge and skills as well as developing domestic and international networks in ways that also advance our industry.

The Trust also runs well-established Wood Science and Forest Science courses.

The Trust is governed and administered by up to eight trustees, operating in a voluntary capacity, who have significant experience in the Australian forest and forest products industry.

Expressions of Interest are sought from experienced forest and forest products industry members to join the Board of Trustees. Some or all of the following skills would be well regarded:

  1. A capacity to promote and champion the Trust and its endeavours.
  2. Experience in governance.
  3. An awareness of industry research needs and emerging issues.
  4. Education or training experience.
  5. Fundraising, legal or communications expertise.

Further information about the Trust can be accessed at

The Trust Deed is available under the ‘About Us’ section of the website.

If you would like to contribute to the important work that the Gottstein Trust undertakes, we welcome your Expression of Interest.  For further information and a discussion about the Trustee roles, please contact Suzette Weeding, Chair of the Gottstein Trust on 0439-384-736.

Please forward your Expression of Interest consisting of a brief letter and CV, to [email protected] by midnight 20 May 2024.