TCA is looking to the future and, with a reinvigorated focus, is planning on building on its success.
Following the 2017 Annual General Meeting in November, the new Board met to discuss plans for the future. The new Board is made up of; Owen Trumper (Industry Consultant) (Chair), Brenton Yon (Komatsu Forest), Peter Rutherford (South East Timber Association), Anne Kerr (OneFortyOne Plantations), and Nigel Catchlove (Communications Consultant).
The Board acknowledged the significant contributions to TCA made by departing Board members Stacey Gardiner (Australian Forest Contractors Association) and Peter Gostelow (NSW TAFE). Their efforts in supporting TCA have been substantial and valuable.
Board Chair Owen Trumper said, ‘2017 saw significant progress on some key areas. Helen Murray as National Coordinator was extremely successful in developing the award winning Young Community Ambassadors program and working on the board of FSC to ensure the interests of community were well represented in the standards and initiatives set by the board of FSC Australia.
‘Helen Murray has recently resigned and TCA wishes her every success in her new endeavors.
‘As a result of Helen’s resignation and the election of the new Board, we will be reviewing and updating our business plan. The Board is enthusiastic about building on the successes of 2017 and taking this opportunity to refocus the goals and aspirations of TCA. The review is expected to take place over the next few months and will involve extensive consultation with TCA stakeholders.’
Owen said, ‘The role of the National Coordinator will be defined by the planned review. Once the revised business plan is established, TCA will be recruiting a National Coordinator with the skills and experience to deliver the new goals.’