Executive team

Portrait of Mr Stuart West

Mr Stuart West | BSc For FGLF
General Manager

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.

Portrait of Mr Gavin Butcher

Mr Gavin Butcher | BScFor
Director Policy and Strategy

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 of Technical Services, Executive Manager Operations and Plantations, and Group Manager (Department of Conservation and Land Management). Gavin previously chaired and is a current member of the Forest and Forest Products Committee, and is an Observer on the Forest Industry Advisory Committee.

Portrait of John Tredinnick

Mr John Tredinnick | BScFor MSc
Director Forest Operations

John Tredinnick has been Director Forest Operations since 2011. He has direct responsibility for the operational and commercial performance of the FPC. John is leading a number of transformational projects which are aimed at introducing efficiencies and innovation. John has more than 30 years’ experience working in Australia’s forestry industry, and internationally. His experience includes resource management, forest valuation, forest certification and management.

Portrait of Mr Ron Lucas

Mr Ron Lucas | BBus FCPA
Director Finance and ICT

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.