New Zealand Wood Processors Appoint Interim Chair
The Wood Processors Association (WPA) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Jon Tanner, is taking on the role of Interim Chair, following the resignation of Chairman Mark Hansen.
Jon Ryder will act in the role of Deputy Chair, while continuing as Chief Executive Officer of Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper.
Dr Tanner said “WPA thanks Mark for the enormous amount of time and energy he put into helping the development of our organization, and the wood processing sector”.
“We wish Mark well, as he leaves the WPA Board to spend more time focusing on his business – Rosvall Sawmill in Whangarei.
“Mark stepped into the role in April 2011. Since then, he has helped bring our membership through challenging circumstances, in difficult economic times.
“Mark’s passion for science saw WPA implement a sector-wide research strategy, which positions us as innovation leaders in New Zealand’s high-value manufacturing sector”, Dr Tanner said.
In line with its policy of revolving leadership, the WPA Board will work towards the appointment of a new Chair from within the industry.