Chairman for RD&E Forum Announced

Brian Farmer, CEO of Forestry Plantations Queensland, has been appointed Chairman of the forest and wood products sector RD&E Forum.

The role of Chairman involves presiding over the 12-member Forum, which consists of representatives from various industry organisations such as government departments, research bodies, and private sector parties. As Chair of the Forum, Mr Farmer will help guide the sector’s RD&E strategy closer to fruition.

Mr Farmer brings to the role a wealth of experience in the forest and wood products arena, having worked in the industry for over 30 years. He has held positions in various forest industry organisations, including 5 years as chief executive of Forestry SA. He took on the position of CEO of Forestry Plantations Queensland in 2010 – an organisation that manages around 204,000 ha of plantations, as well as large areas of adjoining native forests throughout Queensland.

We welcome Mr Farmer to the role of Forum Chair and look forward to a productive and rewarding period of collaboration and co-operation.

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