Executive team

Mr Stuart West

Mr Stuart West
General Manager | BSc For FGLF

Stuart West has an extensive background in the Australian forestry industry spanning almost 30 years, holding executive responsibilities for the past 15 years. Stuart has detailed experience in government-owned forestry businesses and Australian forestry companies. He has led initiatives to attract new manufacturing and generate new demand for products in a number of sectors including food and agriculture, forestry and manufacturing.

Mr Gavin Butcher

Mr Gavin Butcher
Director Operations | BScFor

With a career in plantation and native forestry management spanning more than 35 years, Gavin’s strengths are in the strategic, analytical and financial fields of forestry management. Previous roles with the FPC have included Director Policy and Strategy, Director of Technical Services, Executive Manager Operations and Plantations, and Group Manager (department of conservation and land management). Gavin previously chaired the Forest and Forest Products Committee and was an Observer on the Forest Industry Advisory Committee.

Mr John Tredinnick

Mr John Tredinnick
Director New Business and Innovation | BScFor MSc

John Tredinnick brings a wealth of experience to the role of Director New Business and Innovation, following six years as Director Forest Operations. John is leading a number of transformational projects aimed at introducing efficiencies and innovation. John has more than 30 years’ experience working in Australia’s forestry industry, and internationally. His experience includes forest management, timber processing and timber trading.

Mr Ron Lucas

Mr Ron Lucas
Director Finance | BBus FCPA

Ron Lucas is a Certified Practising Accountant. Ron brings a strong business services background and has extensive experience in corporate services and financial management throughout his employment in senior management roles in the tourism, transport, information technology, agriculture, and not-for-profit sectors.

Mr Andrew Lyon

Mr Andrew Lyon
Business Manager | BSc Env Mgt; MBA

Andrew Lyon joined the FPC in 2008 and has been the Business Manager since October 2017. Andrew has enjoyed an international forestry career and was a Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University specialising in timber quality research. Andrew has extensive experience in the forest sector, incorporating strategic management, science and research management. He is passionate about sustainable forest management policy and is an Adjunct Lecturer in silviculture at Edith Cowan University.