Forest and Wood Products Australia appoints Andrew Leighton as new CEO
January 19, 2022
Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) appoints Andrew Leighton as new CEO, Acting CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Victor Violante said.
"Andrew is well known in Australia's forest industries, his senior roles including seven years as Managing Director of Norske Skog Australasia and he is a former vice-chair of the AFPA board. He is an excellent choice to lead FWPA into its next stages of research and development, including implementation of FWPA's new strategic plan," said Victor Violante.
"AFPA works closely with FWPA on aligning our industry's R&D with industry needs and addressing the emerging challenges and opportunities for our sector and ensuring that we continue to innovate and be at the forefront of global trends. Andrew's extensive experience in Australia's forest industries will ensure this strong collaboration continues.
Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.