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New Forest Stewardship Council CEO

Damian Paull

The Forest Stewardship Council has appointed Damian Paull as its new CEO. He replaces Sara Gipton who stood down at the end of September. Source: Timberbiz

Ms Gipton has played a critical role in FSC Australia’s successes over the past two years, including the finalisation, launch, and implementation of the Australian National Forest Stewardship Standard.

Mr Paull joins FSC Australia with a strong background in corporate leadership with a number of regulatory and membership-based organisations that are involved in the development of voluntary standards and codes of practice.

As National Director of the Australian Account Standards Board and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, he was responsible for assisting the two Chairs and Boards to develop and maintain high quality financial reporting and auditing standards.

Mr Paull’s career spans risk and compliance, education, law enforcement, and climate change mentoring, as part of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

“Damien is a proven CEO, and Director with an excellent track record of inspirational leadership and change management, and building trusted relationships. His experience reforming large organisations and managing high performing teams operating in complex environments will be an asset to FSC Australia,’’ the Deputy Chair of the FSC Australia Board of Directors Sarah Rees said.