Thursday the 29th May 2014 FSC Australia held our Annual General Meeting, Policy forum and Networking Dinner.
We would like to thank all of our members and stakeholders who attended the events.
Three out of the four proposed Special Resolutions were passed by the membership. The successful resolutions will help strengthen FSC Australia, adding to the strong body of work already undertaken by the Board if Directors and CEO in recent years.
The new Board is comprised as follows:
*Ms Cheryl Speechley – Tetra Pak Oceania
Mr Pat Groenhout (FSC Chair) – PF Olsen
Ms Jacqueline Fegent-McGeachie – Kimberley-Clark Australia
*Mr Jonathan La Nauze – Australian Conservation Foundation
*Ms Sarah Rees – Australian Forests and Climate Alliance
Ms Susie Russell – North East Forest Alliance
*Ms Linda Fienberg – Individual Member
*Mr Kevin Peachey – National Timber Council Association
Ms Jacki Schirmer – Individual member
*indicates a newly appointed seat
FSC Australia CEO, Natalie Reynolds, said: "The FSC's great strength lies in its ability to encourage communication between people with different interests, ideas and philosophies. I look forward to working with our new and existing Board members across our Economic, Environment and Social Chamber to deliver on FSC Australia's Strategic plan.
"The next twelve months are an exciting and important period for FSC Australia as we move towards codifying a national Forest Stewardship Standard for Australia " She said
Launch Draft 1 FSC Australian National Forestry Standard
On the afternoon of the AGM FSC Australia and the Standards Development Group launched draft 1 of the FSC Australia – Forest Stewardship Standard. The public consultation period on this draft will run until 1st of August. For more information go to http://au.fsc.org/national-standard-development.300.htm