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Monday, 11 February 2019
Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer to step down from Forest Stewardship Council Australia Board of Directors

FSC Australia will open nominations for a new social chamber board member on March 25

FSC Australia board member Jacki Schirmer has reluctantly stepped down from the Forest Stewardship Council Australia, Board of Directors. Jacki’s decision comes in response to growing demands on her time in her role as Associate Professor in the Health Research Institute and Institute for Applied Ecology at Canberra University.

Jacki served continuously on the FSC Australia board from 2013, and in 2015 she provided leadership as Chair of the FSC Board. She will be very much missed, her contribution, both as Chair of the FSC Board and as a Board member has been valuable over many years.

As an expert in stakeholder engagement and the social impacts of forestry, Jacki is a highly esteemed, knowledgeable and trusted advocate for FSC in Australia. Her specialist knowledge and insights on community engagement strengthened FSC Australia Board’s culture and decision making.

She has been an active and valued board member, providing leadership and guidance on areas of governance, strategy and stakeholder engagement. FSC Australia appreciates the active role Jacki has played in developing relationships between the different interests that make up FSC; our organisation is stronger because of her efforts.

Jacki remains committed to ensuring that the Australian forestry industry provides a benefit to rural communities and workers, and reduces any adverse social impacts. As such, we are pleased that she will continue to be an active social chamber member and supporter of FSC Australia. We look forward to continuing to work with Jacki to achieve our shared goals for responsible forest management in Australia.

FSC Australia social chamber members will begin the search to recruit a new board member. There will be an official call for nominations on March 25, 60 days before the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

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