Simon Dorries – CEO of Responsible Wood
In addition to his role at Responsible Wood, Simon is currently Chair of Standards Australia Committee TM-011 Engineered Wood Products.
Matt de Jongh - Sustainablity Manager at Responsible Wood
Matt is a forester with over 20 years’ experience in both operational and policy roles. As an operational forester for about 11 years, Matt managed both native and plantation forests, with Forestry Corporation of NSW, in various locations throughout regional NSW, also spending time on a secondment to the NSW Natural Resources Commission to assist with the management of the state‑wide NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program. In forestry policy, Matt has worked for both the Australian Government and the Australian Forest Products Association.
Matt has developed strong stakeholder engagement skills, not only as a forester but also in the six years spent as Local Area Manager for the NSW Local Land Services, working closely with a variety of stakeholders including Landcare groups, landholders and the agricultural industry. Matt is passionate about promoting and communicating sustainable forest management and advocating for the environmental, social and economic benefits associated with forestry.
Jonathan Tibbits – Marketing and Communications at Responsible Wood
Prior to working for Responsible Wood Jonathan ran a consulting business specialising in brand strategy, risk, and stakeholder communication. Jonathan holds a bachelor of International Business and Bachelor of Law (hons) from Griffith University. Jonathan holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and is also admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a legal practitioner.