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Nominations open for new FWPA directors

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is seeking to appoint up to four directors to its board, including at least one independent director. Source: Timberbiz

FWPA is an unlisted public company that is limited by guarantee and provides national, integrated promotion, research and development services for the Australian forest and wood products industry. It is committed to helping the industry be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive.

FWPA is jointly funded by the Australian forest and wood products industry and the Australian Government through the collection of industry levies on a range of primary products and matched by the Government on a one-to-one basis for R&D, tech transfer and education.

The role of the FWPA board is to provide direction to the management of the company, including strategic development, financial performance and risk management.

To ensure a balanced, skill-based board an independent director selection committee, established under the company’s constitution, will consider proposals for candidates and recommend to the FWPA board persons for nomination for appointment as directors.

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

Applications close on 29 June 2012 and will only be accepted via email and should be sent to the secretary, director selection committee: [email protected]