VicForests boss to take up NZ role

Australian Forests and Timber - - IN THE NEWS -

VicForests CEO

Robert Green is leav­ing

VicForests to pur­sue a ca­reer op­por­tu­nity in New Zealand.

Mr Green will be tak­ing on a po­si­tion as CEO of

Kain­garoa Tim­ber­lands in New Zealand, one of the world’s old­est and largest soft­wood plan­ta­tions. He will re­main with VicForests un­til the end of Novem­ber. Michael Humphris, Chair of VicForests board, said that al­though it would be sad to see Mr Green leave, he was pleased to see him stay­ing in the forestry in­dus­try. “On be­half of the Board I con­grat­u­late Robert on his new ap­point­ment and wish him ev­ery suc­cess. “Al­though Robert will be missed, he will not be lost to the in­dus­try as he con­tin­ues to play a lead role in the forestry sec­tor in New Zealand. “It is en­cour­ag­ing to see our tal­ented peo­ple de­ploy­ing skills and ex­pe­ri­ence gained at VicForests to fur­ther de­velop their ca­reers,” he said. Nathan Trushell will be step­ping in as act­ing CEO while the board be­gin the for­mal re­cruit­ment process for the new CEO of VicForests. “De­spite an­other chal­leng­ing year, VicForests re­mains in sound fi­nan­cial shape and we have ev­ery con­fi­dence that the staff at VicForests will con­tinue to progress the com­pany. “I be­lieve that VicForests will con­tinue to play the im­por­tant role it does in pro­vid­ing sus­tain­able, re­new­able tim­ber prod­ucts,” Mr Humphris said.

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