Fresh from her appointment to the board, Dr Kerrie Catchpoole sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certificate scheme now and into the future.
Kerrie has extensive forest industry knowledge and has worked across both plantations and native forest for more than 20 years. She has held both research and policy positions with the Queensland government since 2000 and is highly regarded for her project management skills and knowledge of the whole supply chain.
An active member of Forestry Australia, she has held numerous positions on a range of committees including being a past director of Queensland division, as well as mentoring young career foresters.
Kerrie has a Bachelor of Forest Science from Melbourne University, a PhD in forest inventory and is a fellow of Forestry Australia.
Dr Kerrie Catchpoole said:
“I am passionate about forests, their sustainability and the broader forest and timber industry. I look forward to contributing to the Responsible Wood Board.”
In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management.
Published for the first time as a Trans-Tasman Standard, the new Standard provides common benchmarks for sustainably managed Australian and New Zealand forests.
Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing the new standard.
So far Mr de Jongh has presented workshops in Tasmania and Western Australia with upcoming workshops scheduled in New Zealand (6th of July), Melbourne (3rd of August) and Mount Gambier (4th of August).
Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries briefed attendees about the transition to the new standard at the recent AFPA / Timber Queensland Forest Industries Dinner held in Brisbane.
“It is important to communicate with certificate holders on the key changes to the new standard and that there is a two-year transition period,” Mr Dorries said.
“Therefore, certificate holders have until March 10, 2024, to transition to the new standard.”
For more information about the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management and upcoming workshops please visit the Responsible Wood website.
Caption 1: Scott Seaman, Principal Policy Officer, Regional Forest Agreements, NSW Department of Primary Industries, newly appointed Responsible Wood Director Dr Kerrie Catchpoole, David Sayer, Sales and Resources Manager, Forest Products – Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland and Nick Milham, Group Director Forestry Policy, Research and Development at NSW Department of Primary Industries
Caption 2: David Millard, Health Safety and Environment Manager, Parkside Group, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, Julie Pelliciari, Executive and Compliance Coordinator at Wespine Industries, Alex Holdsworth, Energy and Carbon Manager at Opal Group, and Craig Dunn, General Manager Public Relations and Sustainability at Opal Group
Caption 3: Richard Hyett, Senior Policy Manager, AFPA, Stuart Roberts, Group Finance Director, James Jones and Sons, Responsible Wood Director, Katie Fowden, Jon Kleinschmidt, CEO of Hyne Timber, and
Rachael Armistead, General Manager – Supply at Hyne Timber
Caption 4: Bill Leggate and Dr Rob McGavin, Forest Product Innovations, Salisbury Research Facility, Forest Products – Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland, with Responsible Wood Marketing and Communication Officer Jason Ross and Responsible Wood Director, Dr Tony Bartlett