Andrew (Rob) de Fégely, B. Sci (Forestry), M. Sci (Forest Business Management)
Director and National President
Rob de Fégely has over 30 years of experience in the Australian forest industry. His early career was spent in plantation development and natural forest management before he commenced consulting in 1990. His experience covers all states of Australia, for both government and corporate clients and he has also worked extensively in Asia, the Pacific and North America.
Bob Gordon has spent 40 years in the Forestry and natural resources sector, since 1991 as a senior executive or CEO. After a series of senior management roles in Forestry, Bob was appointed a Forestry Commissioner in 1991 and then Managing Director and CEO of Forestry Tasmania in 2006, a position he held until 2013 when he retired to pursue roles as a NED and turn around CEO.
Neil Byron is a company director, an environmental economist, a policy analyst and of course, a forester.
After a B.Sc (with first class Honours) in Forestry from the ANU, and a 2-year stint with Queensland Forest Service, Neil did an M.A. (Economics) and Ph.D. (Resource Economics) at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.
Hans Drielsma was born and raised on the Blue Mountains in NSW where he developed a love of the outdoors and, with some perceptive vocational guidance, decided to pursue a career in forestry. He graduated in forestry from ANU with first class honours in 1972 and was awarded the Schlich Medal, and a University Medal.
Director and Chair, WA Division
Dr Lachlan (Lachie) McCaw has worked in forestry since 1980 and is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with skills in native forest management. He has extensive experience in bushfire research and management with a focus on forests, woodlands and shrublands of Western Australia.