Committee & Staff

Our Chairman

Bryan Hayes,
Forico Pty Ltd

Our primary purpose is to represent the Tasmania’s forest industries by working on policy and related matters with governments at all levels, in the media and in communities where forestry is often a major economic driver.

Tasmania’s forest industry is diverse, and includes wood and fibre production from native forest, hardwood plantations and softwood plantations grown within the State, which is backed by a world-class forest management system that continues to deliver sustainable forest management. The formation of the organisation heralds a new era of cooperation between all parts of the industry.


Sue Grau

Sue is excited to be leading a peak industry body focused on the timber and wood-based products we love and use every day. This means supporting members throughout the supply chain – from seed to trees to products like cardboard, decks, house frames and so much more. She is building a strong voice for the “forest products family” in NSW.

Prior to joining AFPA NSW, Sue was the CEO of national and state-based seafood peak bodies, delivering significant support to members including overhauling regulatory programs and financial assistance. She also spent time in senior positions with NSW Government, a private water treatment company and a local government association.

Sue is recognised for her collaborative approach to industry advocacy and building trusted and cohesive organisations, one of which was a finalist in a national small business award.