The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has paid tribute to retiring Forest Industries Association of Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Mr Terry Edwards, after a distinguished career as a passionate and effective advocate for Tasmania’s forest industries.
AFPA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ross Hampton, congratulated Mr Edwards on 16 years at the helm of Tasmania’s peak body for forest industries, in which he fought for the best deal for the State’s vital forest industries during a time of considerable upheaval and restructure.
“Terry Edwards has been a stalwart of the industry renowned for his fierce passion and tenacity in striving to secure the future of Tasmania’s forest industries which employ tens of thousands of people across the State and operates at world-leading environmental standards,” Mr Hampton said.
“AFPA welcomes incoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr Craig Jones, who brings extensive experience in industry, land management and environmental issues. We look forward to working with Mr Jones on growing the Tasmanian forest industries.”
AFPA formally acknowledged Mr Edwards contribution to the industry at our annual Parliament House dinner hosted in conjunction with Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) on 20 June 2018.