MEDIA RELEASE: Forestry Australia welcomes Mark Brown to Board
Monday 23 May 2022
Forestry Australia welcomes Mark Brown to Board
Forestry Australia has welcomed Prof. Mark Brown to its Board in a casual vacancy position.
Professor of Forestry Operations at University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Prof. Brown brings nearly 25 years’ experience in applied forestry and biomass supply research and innovation to the Board.
He is also Deputy Director of USC’s Forestry Research Institute, and Director of USC’s Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC).
Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon said Prof. Brown’s academic and research expertise, strong networks and fundraising experience would be valuable additions to the Board’s skillset.
“Professor Brown is proven research leader across the entire forest product, biomass and circular economy supply chain,” Mr Gordon said.
“We look forward to incorporating and capitalising on his expertise as we work to increase recognition of the value of sustainable forestry in modern Australian society.”
Professor Brown said he was excited by the opportunity to join the Forestry Australia Board.
“As a member, RPF, and Australian Journal of Forestry Editorial Board member I am excited by the opportunity to step up into this board role and bring my unique experience and background to the table to help build on the current momentum and success,” he said.
Forestry Australia formerly known as The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and Australian Forest Growers (AFG) is a professional association with approximately 1,000 members. Our members are forest scientists, professionals, managers and growers operating in all aspects of forest and natural resource management throughout Australia.