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Ensuring international best practice

To ensure Australia is at the forefront of international best practice, the Centre is enlisting experts across academia, government and industry to provide advice, assist with networks and identify potential opportunities and challenges for the Centre.

There are three key groups that will guide the Centre Director, including an International Scientific Reference Panel, a core-partners group and a Forest and Wood Products Australia/Industry Advisory Board. If you are interested in being involved in the committees, please email Jeff Morrell JMorell@usc.edu.au

Our International Advisory Committee

The International Advisory Committee provides guidance to the Centre and helps foster global research linkages. The group meets with the International Research Group on Wood Protection at least once a year.

Members serve three-year terms.

Current Members

We look forward to the advice and involvement of our members.

National Centre Board Members

The strategic leadership of the Centre will be managed by the advisory board and its decisions shall assist the Centre Director in guiding the team to achieve its 12 objectives over the five-year agreement.

Members of the Board include:

  • Professor Jeffrey Morrell (Chair), Director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life
  • Professor Vicki Chen, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Professor Roland De Marco, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation, USC
  • Dr Vicki Lane, Qld Department of Agriculture & Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Ric Sinclair, CEO, Forest Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Core partner members

This group provides general advice and assistance about operations to the Centre Director.

Members of the Core Partners Group include:

  • Professor Jeffrey Morrell (Chair), Director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life
  • Dr Tim Smith, Director Forestry and Biosciences RD&E,¬†Horticulture & Forestry Science, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai, Professor Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Dilum Fernando, Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Andres Osorio, Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Professor Simon Washington, Head of School, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Adam Redman, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Henri Bailleres, Forest Product Innovation, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Rodney Vella, Senior Technician, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Gary Hopewell, A/Business Manager, Horticulture & Forestry Sciences, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Robbie McGavin, Research Facility and Project Manager, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Lesley Francis, Senior Technician, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
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