Any person may be invited to be an Honorary Member of the Institute where that person has made an outstanding contribution or conducted outstanding scientific work in subjects allied to forestry. Current Honorary members are:
Mr Keith Gould (2017)
Mr Alan Brown (2013)
Dr Ross Florence (2002)
Mr Dick Perry (1996)
Mr John Brooks (1995)
Any current Voting Member of the Institute who in the opinion of the Board has rendered outstanding service to forestry and the Institute may be invited to be a Fellow of the Institute. For information on nominating a member as a Fellow see instructions at the bottom of this page.
Nominating a member to become a Fellow
The IFA will from time to time call for nominations from Divisions for Fellows.
A Fellow is any Voting Member of the Institute who in the opinion of the Board has rendered outstanding service to forestry and the Institute.
The person must be proposed and seconded in writing to the Chair of their Division by Voting Members of that person’s same Division. The proposal is to be accompanied by a written citation in support of the proposal.
The Division forwards the request to the Board and the Board, at its discretion, may invite the nominee to be a Fellow.
The Board will take into account that the total number of Fellows of the Institute should not exceed ten per cent of Voting Members; however the Board can exercise discretion in determining the number of Fellows.
In the event that the Board does not approve the invitation of a person to the grade of Fellow, the Chair of the appropriate Divisional Committee shall be notified in confidence of that outcome.
A prospective Fellow may decline the Institute’s invitation to be a Fellow of the Institute and the invitation and declination shall remain confidential.
This information is taken from clauses 6 to 9a of the IFA Regulations.