HVP Plantations appoints Stephen Ryan as CEO
STEPHEN RYAN, who has held the position of Chief Financial Officer at HVP Plantations since 2007, has taken up the Chief Executive Officer role following the retirement of Karl Kny.
Prior to his time at HVP, Stephen held a series of operational and executive roles across forestry, agricultural and retail sectors in Australia and the USA. HVP’s Chief Financial Officer role has also been filled, with Josie Pane joining the executive team.
HVP Plantations’ Chair, Adrian Kloeden said the HVP Board had sought a candidate with experience across forestry and financial services. Stephen was selected in a competitive selection process from a strong field of internal and external candidates.
“We couldn’t be happier to have appointed Stephen for the role,” Adrian said. “He has worked across a variety of sectors, including forestry, as well as served on our executive for the past 10 years. Each of these elements of his career has equipped him with skills and knowledge that will benefit HVP.”
The HVP Board also saw the value in appointing a CFO with a depth and breadth of perspective, and with experience that also lies outside forestry. Josie Pane comes to HVP from the energy and resources sector with over 25 years’ experience in finance roles for both listed and large private entities.
“We believe Stephen, along with Josie, will be effective in continuing to drive the ethos that nothing is more important than the safety of our staff and contractors and the public,” Mr Kloeden said.
■ Josie Pane.