Foresters without Borders has a skills based Management Committee, with a Chair, and members appointed by the Board through an agreed process. The Foresters without Borders Committee reports to and is accountable through appropriate delegations to the Forestry Australia Board.
FWB Management Committee Members
Stephen Walker (Chair)
Stephen Walker was appointed as Chair of Foresters Without Borders (FWB) in February 2023. Throughout the 1990’s Stephen led a number of R&D projects across the Asia-Pacific region. From 2008 to 2019 he was engaged periodically by ACIAR to lead in-country, end-of-project reviews of capacity building projects. Stephen was Chair of the Conference Organising Committee (COC) for the 2009 Forestry Australia (FA) national conference held at Caloundra, and was a Director of FA from 2013 to 2015. He has been a Registered Forestry Professional (RFP) since 2008. From 2016 to 2017 Stephen was based in Lautoka, Fiji, where he led the Reforest Fiji project funded by the European Union (EU) and managed by the Pacific Community (SPC). In this capacity he initiated the FWB Fiji Forest Fire project.
Andrew has experience in forestry, environmental management and rural development in both Australia and overseas. He recently spent over 5 years in the Solomon Islands, where he was the Country Manager with the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA), supporting primary industries in Pacific Islands Countries to improve trade and export market access. Andrew now works as a consultant undertaking projects in Australia and the Pacific. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) and an MSc in Tropical Forestry.
Tony Bartlett has worked in forestry for over 42 years, including forest management jobs in Victoria and the ACT, forestry and natural resource management policy roles with the Australian Government and forestry assistance projects in Nepal and Vanuatu. He has experience in international forestry development, native forest management, fire management, plantation management, natural resource management, large-scale forest restoration, as well as community forestry and management of tropical forests. From 2010-18, he was the Forestry Research Program Manager with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) managing collaborative forest research projects in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. He has a Master of Science from Oxford University and a Degree in Forest Science from the University of Melbourne.
Glenn Dale is Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer of Verterra. Glenn Holds a BSc in Forestry and Biochemistry, a PhD in Molecular & Quantitative Genetics and an MBA. He currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Southern Queensland. Glenn has over 30 years’ experience in forestry, natural resource management and ecological engineering, with broad international experience including New Zealand, China, USA, England, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Colombia, Brazil, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Braden has over 35 years’ experience in forestry. His career progressed contributing to the renaissance of Australia’s eucalypt plantation estate (developing silviculture for Eucalyptus globulus in southwest WA and commercialisation of research in Victoria). Such skills have been applied to balsa (Ochroma pyramidale, syn. O. lagopus) and teak (Tectona grandis) in Papua New Guinea. In 1990 he completed a Gottstein Fellowship studying eucalypt plantation management in South Africa, France and Portugal, combined with Australian experience. He has completed a Master of Business Administration to better understand business: accounting, corporate finance, international marketing and business development.
In 1998, he founded Sylva Systems Pty Ltd to provide services to corporate (domestic and international), individual and government clients and a range of Universities. In 2006 he participated in an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project in PNG focussed on commercial trees: contributing business aspects of tree growing for local communities. This commenced a continuous association with the people of PNG from communities in remote villages to Government Ministers: working with Government, private industry and academic institutions. He has also undertaken projects in India for the International Finance Corporation considering smallholder wood supply to pulp and paper facilities.
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