Dr Hans Drielsma awarded Norman W. Jolly Medal


Australian Forestry Standard Ltd (AFS Ltd) congratulates Dr Hans Drielsma who was awarded the Norman W. Jolly Medal at the 8th Joint Conference of The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry recently held in Creswick, Victoria.

The Norman W. Jolly Medal is The Institute of Foresters of Australia's highest and most prestigious honour and is awarded for outstanding service to the profession of forestry in Australia.

Kate Carnell AO, Independent Director and Chair of AFS Ltd is delighted Dr Drielsma has been awarded the Norman W. Jolly Medal, saying "Dr Drielsma is a very worthy recipient."

A professional forester with post-graduate qualifications from Yale University in forest policy and natural resources sociology, Dr Drielsma has held key positions in the forest industry as Managing Director of Forests NSW and Executive General Manager of Forestry Tasmania and was a member of the CRC for Forestry Board for seven years.

An Independent Director of the AFS Ltd Board, Dr Drielsma has played a vital role in the development of the Australian Forest Certification Scheme and its endorsement by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Dr Drielsma is internationally renowned, being appointed to the PEFC Council as a Board Director in 2006. In this role he has been instrumental in the development of a more active multi-national promotion of the PEFC in the Asia region, and has served on the PEFC International Governance Review Panel.

AFS Ltd congratulates Dr Drielsma on his well-deserved award and his contributions nationally and internationally to the forest industry.

Alison Carmichael
A/g Chief Executive Officer
Australian Forestry Standard Ltd
(02) 6122 9000
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