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Timber Queensland appoints new Board

Timber Queensland, the peak body representing the State’s $2.4 billion per annum forest and timber industry held its Annual General Meeting and a unanimous decision by members present elected Sean Gribble, national operations manager, Agora Timbers, as chair. Source: Timberbiz

Timber Queensland CEO Rod McInnes said Timber Queensland benefits considerably from having a stable Board that represents the complete supply chain of Queensland’s forest and timber industry.

“Our Directors understand all facets of the industry and how they interplay and impact,” he said.

“With their knowledge, expertise and support we are able secure and cultivate our future.”

Other Directors elected at the AGM included:
• Chris Hay, general manager Northside Truss & Frame: representing Timber Fabrication
• Skene Finlayson, managing director, Finlayson Timber & Hardware: representing Timber Merchants
• James Hyne, production manager, Hyne Timber: representing Plantation Sawmilling
• Robert Tapiolas, director, Parkside Group: representing Hardwood Sawmilling
• Curly Tatnell, chairman, DTM Timber: representing Hardwood Sawmilling
• Doug Simms, managing director, Simms Group: representing Plantation Sawmilling
• Brian Farmer, CEO HQPlantations: representing Forest Growing & Management
• Paul Bidwell, deputy executive director, Master Builders; representing Technical Subscriber members.

Mr McInnes acknowledged the contribution of outgoing Chair Chris Hay, general manager Northside Truss & Frame, who stepped down as chair after two years in the position.

“The guidance that Chris Hay provided as Chair of Timber Queensland’s Board has ensured that we have continued to grow as a strong, united industry association,” said Mr McInnes.