The ForestWorks Board consists of six people elected by ForestWorks members to focus on corporate governance, company policies, finance and general management including the SEC. Directors contribute their industry knowledge, expertise and time to the management of ForestWorks operations and the strategic direction of skills development, leading to benefits for the whole industry.
ForestWorks Board of Directors
Jane Calvert ForestWorks Chair
Jane Calvert is the National President of Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union’s Forestry Furnishing, Building Products and Manufacturing Division (CFMEU FFPD). Ms Calvert chairs the Victorian Forest Industry Training Advisory Committee, is a Member of the Victorian Skills Commission which provides skills advice to the Minister, is a Director of Timber Training Creswick Ltd, a Committee Member of the Frederick Scholarship Trust, Chair of the Tree Felling Safety Group, and a Member of the Victoria Forest Industry OHS Stakeholders Forum.
Julie George ForestWorks Deputy Chair
Julie’s career has focussed on human resource management, skills development and education and training in the Forest and Wood Products Industry. During her many years service to the industry and whilst working at the largest privately owned timber company in Australia she has held roles such as chair of the Queensland Forest Industry Training Advisory Board, Chair of the national skill standards and Training Package Steering Committee, member of the Government Roundtable Advisory Committee, Queensland Timber Board Industrial Relations and Training Committee, and member of the Maryborough and Wide Bay TAFE Councils. Julie was, until recently, the General Manager– Management Services Division for Hyne & Son Pty Limited. Ms George holds a Masters of Management (HR) (USQ) and her professional memberships include the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) and Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
Alex Millar ForestWorks Director
Alex Millar is the National Vice President and Pulp and Paper Workers District Secretary of the CFMEU. He has spent many years representing workers in the Pulp and Paper sector and in doing so, has achieved a high level of expertise in the needs of the sector and the needed skills and training infrastructure.
Craig Smith ForestWorks Director
Craig Smith is currently the Secretary of the CFMEU FFPD NSW District and has been a full time Union official for 20 years. Mr Smith is Chair of two ForestWorks managed Industry Training Advisory Board Committees in NSW for Forestry and Furnishing Design and Manufacturing. He also holds an Honorary elected position as Vice President of the National Division of the Union.
Tony Price ForestWorks Director
Tony is currently Managing Director of Australian Bluegum Plantations a business set up by Global Forest Partners to manage a large blue gum estate in Southern Australia. He is also a Director of FSC Australia and has previously been a Director of the National Association of Forest Industries. Prior to joining ABP he held a number of senior management positions in the hardwood plantation sector and has also run his own consultancy business. Tony has around 28 years experience in all facets of the forest industry, but has a particular interest in harvesting, processing and marketing.Tony holds a bachelor of Science (Forestry) from the Australian National University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and has attended the International Executive Programme at INSEAD in France.
Scott Whicker ForestWorks Director
Currently Mill Manager of Kimberly-Clark Australia’s(KCA) Millicent Mill KCA’s only tissue manufacturing operations in Australia/New Zealand. Holds an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Adelaide with 25 years of process and production experience. Over 22 years with Kimberly-Clark mainly at the Millicent Mill but including the US and Sydney Head Office in a range of operations, start-ups, technical product development, project and management roles. Currently a Board member of Group Training Employment in Mount Gambier, South Australia.