The Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub has appointed Tony Wright as Executive General Manager, starting 26th June.
With over 20 years of experience in natural resource management, power, water policy, and executive leadership, Mr. Wright previously served as the CEO of the Limestone Coast Local Government Association, managing various priorities such as performance, advocacy, and strategic development of regional tourism, sport, roads, and planning.
Prior to that, he was CEO of the Victorian Water Industry Association and held senior leadership roles at Power and Water Corporation Northern Territory and Central Highlands Water.
Hub Chair Cameron MacDonald said, “Tony is a well-respected leader and a resident of the region. He will bring a depth of strategic thinking, stakeholder networks and a strong record of delivery to the hub.”
Mr. MacDonald highlighted that the Green Triangle Hub is an established network, tasked by the Commonwealth to support the national goal of growing more plantation trees.
““These trees will be the resource that meets future fibre demand while making a significant contribution to help the climate change challenge,” he said.
“We are committed to growing more trees in the region, supporting a safe and productive workforce while making a positive contribution to community and being a responsible steward for future generations.” “Tony will be an asset to the hub as we continue to implement our vision of a unified approach to growing the regional forestry and wood fibre industry.”
The Green Triangle extends across the border between Victoria and South Australia, from Colac Otway in the east, West Wimmera in the north, and Robe in the west. It represents 17% of the nation’s total plantation area, indirectly supporting another 4,000 jobs in the region.
Established in 2018 by a strategic alliance of nine companies, the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub operates across the forestry and timber fibre processing supply chain in the unique Green Triangle region.
With 13 general member organisations and successful long-term federal government funding, the hub has developed a strategic plan that reflects members’ commitment to a unified purpose and vision, setting a focused path for the integrated industry over the next 30 years.