ForestWorks Directors are elected by members and contribute their industry knowledge, expertise and time to guide the strategic direction and governance of ForestWorks.


Tony Price

Tony Price, Acting Chair

Tony has 30 years’ experience in all facets of the forest industry, and has a particular interest in harvesting, processing and marketing. He has held a number of senior management positions in the hardwood plantation sector and has also operated his own consultancy business. Tony brings a wide range of executive management and board director experience to ForestWorks and is well connected with industry leaders, which enables him to provide analysis of current industry thinking, issues and challenges. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) from the Australian National University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and attended the International Executive Programme at INSEAD in France. Tony is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).



Michael O’Connor, Acting Deputy Chair



Colin McCulloch, Director

Colin has considerable experience in the forest industry, particularly in harvesting and haulage contracting. His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA). He also played a leading role in the presentation of AusTimber 2008 and was Chairman of AusTimber 2012. Colin is currently the Project Manager at the Arbre Forest Industries Training and Careers Hub. Across his various roles in the industry, Colin has made a significant contribution to supporting skills development of employees and improving safety in the workplace. In 2016, Colin was inducted to the Australian Forest Contractors Hall of Fame, recognising the significant contribution he has made to the growth and development of industry.


Mark Nelson, Director

Mark is a human resources and industrial relations specialist with 25 year’s experience working across various industries. For the past nine years Mark has been with Australian Paper and is currently the General Manager Human Resources. Mark has direct knowledge about the needs and challenges of attracting and developing the skills for a large, complex and diverse regional workforce. Prior to this role he was an independent consultant for a wide range of clients including Carter Holt Harvey.



Alex Millar, Director




Denise Campbell-Burns, Director