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Non-Executive Directors

Forest and Wood Products Australia Published: 15 June 2020
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Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (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.

FWPA collaborates with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, invests in effective and relevant R&D and delivers 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 two Non-Executive Directors to its skills-based Board at their upcoming AGM. FWPA are seeking interest from individuals with skills in the following areas:

  • Conservation and management of natural resources.
  • R&D experience, innovation, technology transfer and commercialisation of R&D outcomes, particularly in respect of agricultural products.
  • Commerce, including domestic and international market development, domestic and international trade.

Prospective Board members will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking and an understanding of financial statements at a director level. Previous Board experience and/ or AICD qualifications will be considered favourable.

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 An independent Director Selection Committee will consider proposals for candidates and recommend 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.

For more information, please contact Richard Evans at Talent Nation on +61 3 9600 0115, or via email [email protected] . 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 apply here. Expressions close at 5.00pm on Friday, 10th July 2020.

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.

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