The Chair of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Diana Gibbs has announced that long-serving AFPA CEO, Ross Hampton has accepted a new role as part-time ‘Counsellor – International Affairs’ for AFPA, commencing early in 2023. Diana Gibbs said, “The AFPA Board is aware that decisions which affect our industries are being strongly influenced by global developments. In 2021 the Morrison Coalition Government, for example, signed us up to the Glasgow Declaration on Forests and Land Use. Likewise, the Albanese Labor Government has just signed the Forests and Climate Leaders Partnership at COP27 in Egypt. …Growing sustainable, ‘climate-smart’ forestry … is absolutely critical to achieving broader climate and deforestation goals. This is the sort of forestry we do in Australia. …For this reason, we are pleased that Ross Hampton will be able to add our voice to the global conversations from his new base in London.