TCA re­build ready to start in earnest

Australian Forests and Timber - - NEWS -

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.

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