Timber Queensland, which represents Australian state's AU$2.4B/year forest and timber industry, re-elects several leaders, appoints new directors, as membership seeks stability in difficult times

Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera

Nov 15, 2010 – Timber Queensland

FORTITUDE VALLEY, Australia , November 15, 2010 (press release) – Timber Queensland, the peak body representing the State’s $2.4 billion per annum forest and timber industry, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week.

A unanimous decision by members present saw outgoing Deputy Chair Sean Gribble, General Manager, NK Collins Industries re-elected as Chair, and Chair John McNamara, Managing Director Hyne Timber, re-elected as Deputy.

Other business saw Director Bob Ryder tender his registration from the Board, and Curly Tatnell and Chris Hay newly appointed as Directors.

Timber Queensland CEO Rod McInnes said members saw value in maintaining stable leadership of the Board during difficult times for the forest and timber industry, alongside changes to the composition of the Board.

“Timber Queensland’s Board of Directors and staff pay tribute to retiring Director Bob Ryder, Divisional Manager Frames and Trusses, Dale and Meyers Operations,” said Mr McInnes.

“Mr Ryder sat on the Board for 3 years, providing valuable guidance and counsel as our Industry struggled with the Global Financial Crisis, we thank him for his sterling service,” he said.

New Director Mr Chris Hay is General Manager, Northside Trusses and Frames. Mr Hay has 34 years experience in the timber industry. He holds a Master of Commerce (Finance & Economics) and a Master of Marketing (Logistics).

Mr Curly Tatnell is Managing Director Dale & Myers. Mr Tatnell’s leadership of Dale & Meyers over the past eight years has seen the company undertake a successful strategic expansion program. Mr Tatnell says he is honoured to be selected as a member of the Timber Queensland board.

“I hope my many years of experience and hard lessons learned will enhance the continued excellence of Timber Queensland,” said Mr Tatnell.

Other Directors elected at the AGM included:

  • Warwick Temby - Executive Director, Housing Industry Association
  • Doug Simms - Managing Director Ravenshoe Timbers, Director Simms Veneer and Sawmills, Director Gordonvale Sawmills
  • Craig Neale - Facility Manager, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts - Caboolture • Robert Tapiolas - Director Parkside Building Supplies, Director Tropical Homes • Skene Finlayson - Director Finlayson Timber and Hardware, Director Yarraman Pine

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