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Forest Practices Authority

Governance

The Board of the FPA

We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is responsible for:

  • overseeing the powers and functions of the FPA
  • ensuring that the financial affairs of the FPA are managed with sound business practice
  • other powers and functions conferred or imposed on the FPA or the Board.

Strategic plan 2020–23

Board meeting communique

Directors

The directors of the FPA are appointed by the Minister for Resources as independent experts. They are:

  1. Chairperson John Ramsay: a person with expertise in public administration and in environmental or natural resource management and governance.
  2. Alex Schaap: a person with applied knowledge and expertise in environmental or natural resource management.
  3. David Gatenby: a person with applied knowledge and expertise in sustainable forest management on private land.
  4. vacant: a person with applied knowledge and expertise in sustainable forest management on public land.
  5. Cheryl Arnol: a person with applied knowledge and expertise in community liaison and local government, from a municipal area in which forestry is a major land use.
  6. John Hickey: a person with expertise in biological science or nature conservation.
  7. Peter Volker: the Chief Forest Practices Officer.