Nick Roberts, CEO Forests, New South Wales
Nick studied at Bangor University in North Wales graduating with an MSc in Wood Science in 1980.
On leaving he joined Tasman Pulp and Paper Company Limited in Kawerau, New Zealand where he was initially employed as a Mill Wood Scientist.
In 1982 he
transferred to Auckland where he
held various marketing roles before being appointed General Manger Sales in 1987.
In this role Nick
travelled extensively marketing newsprint and kraft pulp in Australia, Europe and Asia.
In 1992 he joined Tasman Forestry Limited in Nelson as General Manager Operations of a 78,000 hectare forest estate in the South Island.
In 1997 this business was acquired by Weyerhaeuser and Nick was appointed Managing Director and became Sydney based Managing Director of Weyerhaeuser Australia in 2002.
Nick joined Forests NSW as CEO in April 2007.
In addition to these roles Nick has been actively involved in industry Associations chairing the Forestry Sector Operating Committee of Forest Industry Training in Rotorua, New Zealand, President of the New Zealand Forest Owners Association, a Director of Forest Research and Chair of PTAA and more recently inaugural Chair of A3P.
Nick is currently a Director of Forest and Wood Products Australia.