General Manager, Hardwood Forests

  • Pivotal leadership role with a strong commercial focus
  • Competitive package and benefits
  • Flexible Location - West Pennant Hill location or Coffs Harbour

At Forestry Corporation we pride ourselves on being the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in New South Wales.  We manage renewable timber production, environmental sustainability and recreation across more than two million hectares of NSW State forests.  You can discover more about Forestry Corporation and the work we do by visiting

The role

The Forestry Corporation is seeking an energetic leader to join its senior management team as General Manager Hardwood Forests. The role is responsible for leading and managing a commercial forestry business and the stewardship of a significant publicly owned natural resource.

The Person

The successful candidate will be commercially astute and able to manage a profitable business in a highly regulated operating environment and at times challenging market. A key focus area is the safety of staff and contractors who work in a dynamic risk setting. Given the scale of the business and touch points of its operations the successful candidate will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Further, the successful candidate will be able to lead and motivate a high performing team often characterized by small teams working in remote locations, while developing internal talent. The position reports to the CEO and will be responsible for the development and delivery of a strategic plan for the business as a we’ll as contributing to the overall Corporations Strategic Plan. As a member of the senior management team the incumbent will also be a regular attendee of Board Meetings to report on business performance.

How to apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the ideal candidate criteria to by 31 July 2019. For further information on these positions please contact Meredith Payne on 0499 466 303.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.