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    2018 - 07.03

    Kangaroo Island Plantation TimbersLtd (KIPT) has appointed two new directorsto its board.

    Board chairman Paul McKenzie saidthe new directors would closely align theboard’s skills with the strategic directionof the company.

    “KIPT is developing a cost-effectiveroute to market for its timber assets onKangaroo Island and these changes arepart of that process,” he said.

    The new directors are Shauna Blackand Graham Holdaway.

    Ms Black has lived in Kingscote foralmost 10 years and brings local knowledgeto the board.

    Like most people on the island, shewas keen to help reach a resolution forthe mature timber plantations.

    She was previously the managing editorof The Islander and now operates herown media and project managementbusiness – Black Stump Media.

    Mr Holdaway is an experienced non-executivedirector, having served onboards of natural resources companieswith operations in Australia, Indonesia,Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom.

    He is a former partner of KPMG.

    Mr Holdaway is from a farming backgroundand is a tree-grower in his ownright, with eucalypt and radiata pineplantations in Victoria and on KangarooIsland.

    He is based in regional Victoria.Recent board changes also includedthe resignation of Fred Woollard.

    Mr Woollard served for seven yearson the board but was stepping aside topursue other business interests.

    He remains a substantial shareholderin KIPT.

    In thanking him for his service, MrMcKenzie said that Mr Woollard deservedmuch of the credit for the currentgood standing of the company.

    KIPT and New Forests, as the twomajor owners of timber assets on KangarooIsland, plan to approach the StateGovernment this year with a single preferreddeep water port site (either BallastHead or Smith Bay) and a design for amulti-user facility that would benefit thewhole community.

    Mr McKenzie said securing a route tomarket for the timber would enable thetimber industry to employ more than 100people directly on Kangaroo Island, inharvesting, hauling, milling and treating,marshalling, scaling (measuring) andloading.

    There would also be jobs during theconstruction and road-making phase.

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