Daniel Le Feuvre
The South Australian Forest Products Association has announced former Property Council chief Nathan Paine as its inaugural CEO.
Paine was an Executive Director on the Property Council for almost seven years before becoming CCO between 2013 and 2014.
The Property and Consulting Director was General Manager of MacroPlan Dimasi for two years before becoming a professional lobbyist as Managing Director of Capetal Advisory until 2019.
Earlier this year, Paine unsuccessfully ran for Adelaide City Council to fill former councillor Houssam Abiad’s then-vacant central ward seat.
He was also previously a director of Press Gallery Adelaide.
Interim Chair Keith Lamb said Paine’s appointment would provide a single unified voice for the South Australian Forest Products Sector, bringing together South Australia’s timber growers, processors, and manufacturers.
“We are excited to announce Nathan’s appointment as he brings to the role the experience and energy required to lead our organisation and represent our foundation members to the members of state parliament, whether they be government, opposition or the cross-bench, as well as the wider business community of South Australia,” Lamb said.
Paine said he was looking forward to representing the forestry products industry in South Australia.
“Forestry is already a core industry and employer in South Australia and will be a centrepiece to the economic revitalisation of South Australia – not just in the regions of the South East and Kangaroo Island but indeed the entire state,” he said.
Meanwhile, AgriFutures Australia has named Daniel Le Feuvre as a board director, joining four other new members: Andrew Harris, Cindy Cassidy, Diana Gibbs and Emma Robinson.
Le Feurve is the Australian Bee Services Managing Director and previously worked as a research agronomist and farm consultant with Ag Consulting Co.