Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

8 June 2020

Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Recognition for service to Tasmania's forest industry

Congratulations to Mr Rob de Fegely, Chairman of Sustainable Timber Tasmania, for being recognised with a membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

This prestigious honour recognises Mr de Fegely great dedication, service and contribution to the Australian community, particularly the forestry industry.

Mr de Fegely has always been community minded, having started as a forester in the NSW town of Bombala in 1980, developing pine plantations, he also worked as a project manager developing the local Bicentennial Gardens.

Now based in NSW, Mr de Fegely’s career has taken him to every state in Australia and overseas in Asia and North America, working for both government and the private sector.

Mr de Fegely has been the Chairman of Sustainable Timber Tasmania since June 2016, and was chair of the Australian government’s Forest Industry Advisory Council for many years.

All recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours have helped make Tasmania the greatest place in the world to live.

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