Sustainability leader re-elected to Forest and Wood Products Australia Board

The Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 29 November saw Tony Arnel re-elected to the board, as the organisation looks to continue growing the forestry and wood industry into the future.

Hosted in conjunction with Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) in Canberra, the AGM provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about FWPA’s successes over the year, as well as gain an insight into upcoming plans.

Professor Arnel was re-elected as a Non-Executive Director, who brings excellent leadership credentials from the building and sustainability industries.

He is currently a professor at Deakin University and the Global Director of Sustainability at engineering consultancy, Norman Disney & Young. He has also held numerous prominent board positions in the past including on the Green Building Council of Australia, The Climate Institute, Energy Efficiency Council and the Deakin University School of Engineering.

“Having Tony Arnel continue his position on the FWPA Board is incredibly positive for both our organisation and wider sector,” said John Simon, FWPA Chairman.

“As a leader in sustainability, including being one of the founding directors of the Green Building Council of Australia, he provides invaluable knowledge and experience to help lead FWPA.”

Candidates to the FWPA board are selected by an arms-length director selection committee, which includes representatives from three national associations. The candidates are then voted on by the company members at the AGM.




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