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Forest industries giant Greg McCormack retires as AFPA Chair

Long-serving Australian forest industries leader Greg McCormack has announced he will step down as Chair of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) in September and retire from the Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November.

Greg McCormack is the second Chair of AFPA and has served in the role since November 2011.

The AFPA Board has unanimously elected sitting AFPA Director, Wagga Wagga based economist, Diana Gibbs to replace Greg McCormack as Chair. Diana is also currently a Director of Agrifutures Australia, Riverina Local Land Services, the Murray Region Forest Industries Hub, and the Softwoods Working Group.

Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) CEO Deb Kerr said, “Victoria’s forest industries thank Greg for his tireless efforts to promote our sustainable industry over the past eleven years. To say his contributions have been invaluable would be an understatement – Greg has helped anchor forestry in the public’s mind and secured AFPA and the state organisations a seat at the political table.”

“We look forward to working with Diana, who, like Greg, is a true champion for the industry. Her experience in the regions and in-depth knowledge of forestry means she will continue to advocate for regional growth and show how a strong forest sector can make a real contribution to the path to net zero”, Deb Kerr concluded.


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