Penny Wells appointed CEO
Penny has over thirty years’ experience in the forestry sector in Tasmania, having been involved in forest planning, policy and management with both the Tasmanian Government and forest industry since the late 1980’s.
During this time she has been joint owner of a small family sawmill (processing special species timbers), has worked with land management and development agencies within the Tasmanian Government, and worked with Forestry Tasmania as a forest planner.
Penny was part of the team who negotiated the original Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) for Tasmania in 1997, led the negotiations to extend the RFA in 2017 and worked with the forest industry to develop the 2017 forest industry growth strategy.
She has experience on the Board of the Forest Practices Authority, is currently chair of the National Forestry and Forest Products Committee, and for the four years prior to her appointment as PFT CEO in 2018, was the Director of Forest Policy in the Department of State Growth.