Steering Committee

GFD Advisory Group members are drawn from all sectors, different parts of the community and all walks of life. We meet monthly to discuss our progress and at Dialogue events, held around the region.

Ewan Waller (President)

Land, Forest and Fire consultant

Tom Fairman (Vice President)

Future Fire Risk Analyst, University of Melbourne

Alastair Woodard (Secretary)

General Manager, Wood Products Victoria

Aly Nichol (Treasurer)

Administration and Operations Support, Gippsland Forest Dialogue

Wendy Wright

Professor of Conservation Biology, Federation University

David Bennett

Risk and Compliance Manager, PF Olsen

Michelle Freeman

Forest consultant and Chair, Forestry Australia

Tristan Hennessy

Project Manager, Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust and Secretary, Nowa Nowa Forestry Transition Project

Chris McEvoy

Managing Director, Radial Timbers

Rod Keenan

Chair Of Forest And Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne

Tom Crook

Ecologist, East Gippsland Conservation Management Network and Mayor, East Gippsland Shire Council