Gary has 40 years experience in public land, forest, fire and natural resource management. He is a Registered Professional Forester with experience as a public sector manager in senior roles as Marketing Manager for Forestry Victoria and acting Chief Marketing Officer of VicForests.
In 2004, he established his own consulting service company, Forest Strategy Pty Ltd. which provides marketing, certification and organisational advice to the forest, fire and timber industries.
He is manager of a group scheme for forest growers and timber processors certified to Forest Stewardship Council and PEFC standards. The scheme is available to any small grower or processor that can comply with the standards.