TCA rebuild ready to start in earnest
HELEN MURRAY is the new National Coordinator of Timber Communities Australia ( TCA).
“Helen brings a breadth of experience working in the rural sector and with communities, as well as advocacy in the agricultural sector which will be critical to the rebuilding of TCA,” said Tim Woods ( TCA interim board Chair).
Helen will be consulting early with the various branches and members of TCA in order to assist the interim board and members implement changes. These changes include better representation of existing branches on the board as well as the inclusion of a new category of ‘affiliated’ organisations that share the same goals.
“The aim over the next 12 months is to rebuild TCA as a grass roots timber community based organisation, drawing on a proud history of community engagement particularly at the branch and regional levels,” said Woods.
“Helen has worked as a senior advisor with Rural Health Workforce Australia, a peak body that supports rural, regional and remote communities. She ran a national future workforce Network that comprises 9,000 members across Australia. Helen is a graduate of the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Economics and has a Practitioners’ Certificate in Mediation from the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia.
“These skills will be important to the revitalisation of TCA, which is undergoing internal restructuring to produce a durable financial footing and a more representative voice for timber communities across the country,” said Woods.
“Previously having spent five years based in Canberra, and with a long family history in the region, Helen is very pleased to be representing timber communities in Canberra’s national arena.”
New TCA national coordinator Helen Murray.