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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

           
 

Chair ( to be announced )



           
 


Robert Boyce, Treasurer

Residence: Chirnside Park, Victoria

Skills, experience, and expertise: Info to come.
             


Rob Fisher, Director

Residence: Kings Park, New South Wales

Skills, experience, and expertise: Rob started in the industry straight out of school, initially as a climber for a small business. Now with 30 years of experience in the industry, Rob advanced quickly to Management and is currently a Contract Manager at Treeserve, working with over 40 councils and government departments. With a well-connected page and a good following, Rob also brings his social media knowledge into the organisation.
           
 

Bryan Gould, Director
Residence: Upper Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland

Skills,experience and expertise:Currently working for Arbortrim Training Australia as a Trainer and Assessor for the AQF Level 5 Diploma of Arboriculture, Bryan started his career as a forester in 1973, undertaking forest thinning, felling and plantation maintenance in southern England.  In 1975a change of direction saw him involved in tree surgery and the realm of amenity tree care, beginning in Richmond Park (managed by Royal Parks, Department of the Environment) and then into estate and garden collections management with the National Trust.  Bryan gained extensive experience in private enterprise and local government from various management roles in England, Australia and New Zealand.  Whilst living in Melbourne in the early 90’s he was President of the former Arboricultural Association of Australia (AAA) and then later, in Auckland, was elected to President of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) for two consecutive terms.  Bryan has managed street trees, arboretums,plant collections and a range of large-scale public parks and open spaces.  Moving from the public sector into education in 2007, Bryan taught arboriculture and horticulture subjects to NZQA Level 3-4certificate and Level 5 diploma students in New Zealand.  He relocated to the Gold Coast in 2014 as the Training & Development Manager for Treescape Australasia, gaining further insight and experience in the commercial ESI sector.  His lengthy industry involvement as a practitioner, manager and consultant enables Bryan to make a valid contribution to the work to the organisation.  Bryan holds postgraduate qualifications in Arboriculture/Horticulture and Environmental Management and is avidly interested in all things arboricultural.  Bryan is interested in supporting the arboriculture industry and is keen to promote Arboriculture Australia as the national peak body.

Other interests: Bryan enjoys walking and mountain biking.  He’s keen on alpine mountaineering in all seasons.  He’s mildly obsessed with trees and feels compelled to discover them.  He’s into exploring, loves maps and can actually navigate.  He counts himself as lucky to be living the dream in Australia, with its unique and fascinating flora and endless opportunities for adventures.



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