Forestry leader chosen

Forestry leader chosen

Leading timber industry figure Dr Jim O’Hehir has been appointed as the new general manager of the Forestry Centre of Excellence which is to be established in Mount Gambier.

His appointment has been welcomed by Forests Minister Clare Scriven.

She said Dr O’Hehir was a leading forestry researcher, with 40 years’ experience in the South Australian plantation forest industry.

According to Minister Scriven, Dr O’Hehir brings to the role an extensive background in the areas of forestry, wood production and environmental management, having previously held the roles of head of forest research at the University of South Australia and various executive roles within Forestry SA.

“The forestry centre is the first of its kind in South Australia and aims to create long-term research and development capability to enhance the Green Triangle’s economic prosperity to generate more jobs and investment,” Minister Scriven said.

“Dr O’Hehir’s appointment, along with the centre director’s role, are critical to the success of the Forestry Centre of Excellence.

“I look forward to being able to update the Legislative Council further on the successful applicant on this important founding role.”

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