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Forest and Wood Products Australia appoints new CEO

Australian Forest Industries congratulates and welcomes Andrew Leighton on his appointment as Managing Director of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), Victor Violante, Acting CEO of the Forest Products Association of Australia said today ( AFPA).

“Andrew is well known in the Australian forest industries, his senior positions including seven years as Managing Director of Norske Skog Australasia and he is a former Vice Chairman of the AFPA Board. He is an excellent choice to lead FWPA in its next stages of research and development, including the implementation of FWPA’s new strategic plan,” Mr. Violante said.

“There are exciting opportunities ahead for forest industries R&D as the world moves towards carbon-friendly products, but also major challenges where Andrew will have intimate knowledge and understanding. It is particularly exciting to hear Andrew reiterate his firm belief that forest industries support environmental sustainability.

“AFPA works closely with FWPA to align our industry’s R&D with industry needs and address emerging challenges and opportunities for our sector and ensure we continue to innovate and be at the forefront. global trends Andrew’s extensive experience in the Australian forest industries will ensure that this strong collaboration continues.

“On behalf of Australian Forest Industries and the AFPA team, I welcome Andrew Leighton to his new role and look forward to a constructive working relationship in 2022 and beyond,” concluded Mr. Violante.


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