AFCA is governed by a board of directors elected by members at our Annual General Meeting. The directors’ charter is to focus on governance, association policies, directions and finance, and oversee the general management of the organisation.
The Board elects a:
Chairperson - Vice chairperson
Public Officer/Secretary of the Association.
AFCA also has two staff members including:
Safety Field Officer (Tasmania)
The General Manager operates from Melbourne, Victoria.
The Safety Field Officer operates within Tasmania only and has been providing services to members and non-members on a ‘fee for service’ basis since July 2015 following the cessation of a long term contract with Forestry Tasmania.
AFCA also engages the support of consultants for specialist expertise as identified as needs arise.
Stacey Gardiner – General Manager
Stacey Gardiner is the General Manager of the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA). Stacey joined AFCA in March 2015. Previously she worked within the agricultural sector and in Land Use Planning within the public sector.
She holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a Master's degree in Land Use Planning. In her previous roles she has been responsible for policy development and fostering relationships with a focus on building new communities.
Her previous experience focused on building strong partnerships with stakeholders and advocating on behalf of members led her to her appointment with the AFCA. Stacey has an affinity with regional and rural communities given that she grew up in one and has an appreciation of the economic contributions that rural industries provide to support communities.
She believes that improved collaboration between all stakeholders is key to delivering the best outcomes for members, and will achieve the greatest impact to ensure the industry is safe, creates new employment opportunities and growth into the future.
Ray Walker - Safety Field Officer (Tasmania)
Ray provides a ‘fee for service’ for AFCA members, non-members Forestry Contracting Businesses and forest managers within Tasmania. He provides a range of services from advice on Safety Management Systems and Safety Compliance Checks as well as assessment for FOLS and a range of practices undertaken on harvest and haulage operations. Ray has a passion for safety and participates in a number of committees and forums that highlight safety and its importance. In 2016, Ray celebrated 30 years’ service to our industry which was fantastic milestone to have reached. .