Forest Industries Association of Tasmania

FIAT's role is characterised by helping to create the right external environment within which the timber industry has to operate. This has two main dimensions - the policy environment and the public image of the industry in the eyes of the community.
The policy environment centres on government legislation and regulations which determine the limits to what industry can do. The policy environment must be tackled at both the Federal and State Level.
Industry's public image rests on public opinion and the various factors which influence that opinion. This is important because public opinion has a strong bearing on the development of Government policy.
FIAT's role is to facilitate discussion and joint action among its membership, and to project membership position in wider forums as appropriate.

Organisation Members

Katy Edwards

Forest Resources Team Leader

Katy Edwards is the FIAT nominee on the SFMC and will represent the interests of the forest industry companies in that role.

Katy is the Forest Resources Team Leader with Norske Skog, she has a Forestry degree from Melbourne University and has more than 18 years experience in the Tasmanian forest industry.

In her current role, Katy has responsibilities for plantation establishment & maintenance, roading, fire protection and planned burning and certification of the Norske Skog plantation and native forest estate in Tasmania. Katy is also the Chair of the Forest Industry Fire Management Committee.

Katy has previously worked in areas of forest policy and industry representation, forest practices and environmental issues, marketing and contractor management.

Updated: 23-Aug-2018