Mr Peachey was previously the Statistics and Economics Manager at FWPA.
Before the FWPA, Mr Peachey worked with Australian Forest Products Association, Timber Towns Victoria, and the National Timber Councils Association.
He will continue serving as the Resilient Timber Housing Program’s Chair.
“I look forward to working with all stakeholders involved in project development, design, and construction within the built environment through my new role in the WoodSolutions Program,” Mr Peachey said.
With more than 3,000 pages of informative materials, including publications and seminars, the WoodSolutions website is a valuable hub of information – and the world’s most-visited timber website.
6-month advisory role for Karl-Heinz Weiss
Mr Peachey announced that respected mass timber consultant Karl-Heinz Weiss, director of Weiss Insights, has been appointed to a 6-month advisory role.
Mr Weiss, director of Weiss Insights, is a respected expert specialising in timber adoption across the design and construction communities.
“I am excited to support the WoodSolutions team as we develop the strategic framework to build on their significant existing achievements,” Mr Weiss said.
Mr Weiss will work with WoodSolitions to “develop the plan and pathway for further success … at a time when timber is experiencing a renewed focus as a low carbon solution across the sector.”
“WoodSolutions connects design and build specifiers with invaluable practical information to successfully utilise timber in their projects,” he said.
“We are excited to see what this new collaboration will bring for the program.”
The world’s most trusted timber website
WoodSolutions has been active for more than 12 years and, during this time, has been a consistently growing source of information and resources for the design and build industry.
During COVID, the team successfully pivoted to online delivery of its Continuing Professional Development programmes.
Earlier this year, WoodSolutions brought back its international study tour attended by building professionals from across Australia.
The tour was covered exclusively by Wood Central – and involved touring timber buildings and visiting material plants in Norway and Sweden.
“Our goal is to work with industry to determine the activities to address their needs,” Mr Peachey said.
“We aim to further advance the WoodSolutions mission to provide reliable and comprehensive information to facilitate informed decision-making about using wood and wood products in the built environment.”