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Chairman

bill-streetWilliam Street’s experience includes: Director of Research and Education of the International Woodworkers of America, US, the largest US labour union representing forest and mill workers; Director of the Global Wood and Forestry Program for the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (now Building and Wood Worker's International), a global trade union federation; and Director of the Woodworkers Department of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, one of the largest industrial trade unions in North America.

In addition to his work in industrialized countries, Mr. Street has directed forestry projects in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, India, China, and Malaysia. He holds a Master of Science in Politics & Government from the University of Oregon and has written on poverty reduction and sustainable forestry.

Current Term of Office: 2012-2015


Vice Chairmen

Sheam Satkuru

Sheam Satkuru-Granzella is Director of the Malaysian Timber Council with responsibility for Europe. Sheam is a specialist in international trade with strong experience in legal and policy analysis relating to the timber and forest industries, communication and public relations.

Current Term of Office: 2011-2014

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Natalie Hufnagl-Jovy is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Consortium of the German Forest Owner Associations (AGDW) and a Member of the Policy Task Force of IFFA, the International Family Forest Alliance. She draws from 8 years of experience as Secretary General of the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) and is a former Board member of IFFA.

Current Term of Office: 2013-2016

 

Board Members

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Pedro Albizu developed his career in the Smurfit Kappa Group, becoming a member of its executive committee and Director of Energy Sourcing. Pedro served on the Board of ASPAPEL (Spanish Pulp and Paper Association) and CEPI.

Current Term of Office: 2013-2016

Olivier bertand

Olivier Bertrand is the Vice-President of the National Federation of Forest Owners Unions (CEPF - France). Since 1998 he has been a Member of the “Regions Committee” of the European Union.

Current Term of Office: 2013-2016

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Genevieve Chua has been working in the paper industry for over 20 years. An accountant by profession, she worked for KPMG before joining the industry in 1990. She is currently Managing Director of Spicers Singapore and Deputy Managing Director of Spicers Asia, part of the PaperlinX, group, listed in Australia.

Current Term of Office: 2013-2016

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Hans Drielsma is a professional forester with 40 years forest management experience, including senior executive roles with Forestry Tasmania, and State Forests NSW. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, and a Director of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd, the Australian Forest Products Association and Forestry CRC, a cooperative research centre.

Current Term of Office: 2012-2015

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Sébastien Genest is the Honorary Chairman of France Nature Environnement (FNE), the French National Federation of some 3,000 local and regional environmental NGOs. Sébastien is also on the Board of the National Office of Forests (ONF) and is a Director of PEFC France.

Current Term of Office: 2011-2014

Michael Proschek-Hauptmann is Managing Director of the Umweltdachverband, the umbrella organization for environmental NGOs in Austria. Previously, Mr. Proschek-Hauptmann served as EU Policy Coordinator in Brussels and Vienna. He also worked as Policy Officer at WWF Austria.

Current Term of Office: 2012-2015

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Juan Carlos Jintiach works with COICA, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin. He also serves as the elected official representing indigenous peoples of Latin America in the CBD, as well as a focal point in the indigenous people’s caucus within the UNFCCC and in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) within the World Bank.

Current Term of Office: 2013-2016

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Peter Latham, OBE, is Chairman of James Latham PLC, one of Britain's oldest timber companies. He is a former Chairman of the Forests Forever Committee of the Timber Trade Federation, member of the Council of the Commonwealth Forestry Association, and former Chairman of PEFC UK.

Current Term of Office: 2011-2014


Joseph_Lawson

Joseph Lawson has over 30 years' experience in environmental and natural resource management and was the Global Director of Sustainable Forestry, for MeadWestvaco Corporation. Joseph holds degrees in Forest Resource Management and Landscape Architecture/Regional Planning.

Current Term of Office: 2011-2014

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Julian Walker-Palin is a retail specialist, and was Head of Sustainability for Asda, the UK arm of Walmart, for over six years. In this role, he led the Corporate Sustainability Team, which advises Asda on sustainability policy and strategy.

Current Term of Office: 2013-2016

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