Michael Peter

Michael has nearly 30 years of experience in both the public and private forestry sectors.  He has been involved in a broad range of activities in both indigenous and planted forests, from direct management of forests, to the development of national standards, policy and legislation and participating in the domestic and international forests sector dialogue.

He has served in several international collaborative forums, including the National Forest Programme Facility, the Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (now the ACSFI), which he also chaired for three years and the Advisory Committee to the World Forestry Congress 2015.

Since 2008 he has been the Executive Director of Forestry South Africa, which is the industry’s association representing the interests of commercial timber growers in South Africa and which count as their members, over 90% of timber growers by number and by area.

Topic to be presented

Forestry including expansion opportunities, challenges, land claims etc.