Executive team

Left to right: Antonio De Nobrega, Gavin Butcher, John Tredinnick, Suzanne McCavanagh, Stuart West, Andrew Lyon.


Mr Stuart West
General Manager | BSc For, Fellow Governor's Leadership Foundation (2003), Fellow Gottstein Trust (2001)

Stuart has an extensive background in the Australian forest industry spanning almost 30 years, holding executive responsibilities for the past 17 years. Stuart has detailed experience working in government-owned forestry businesses and with Australia’s major forestry companies. He has led initiatives to attract new manufacturing and generate new demand for products in a number of sectors including food and agriculture, forestry and manufacturing.

Mr Gavin Butcher
Director Operations | BSc For

With a career in plantation and native forestry management spanning more than 35 years, Gavin’s strengths are in the strategic, analytical and financial fields of forestry management. Previous roles with the FPC have included Director Policy and Strategy, Director of Technical Services, Executive Manager Operations and Plantations, and Group Manager (Department of Conservation and Land Management). Gavin previously chaired the Forest and Forest Products Committee and was an Observer on the Forest Industry Advisory Committee.

Mr John Tredinnick
Director New Business and Innovation | BSc For MSc

John brings a wealth of experience to the role of Director New Business and Innovation, following six years as Director Forest Operations. John is leading a number of transformational projects aimed at introducing efficiencies and innovation. John has more than 30 years’ experience working in Australia’s forest industry, and internationally. His experience includes forest management, timber processing and timber trading.

Mr Antonio de Nobrega
Director Finance | Hon, BCompt; MBA (UK); CA (ANZ); GAICD

With more than 30 years’ working in Australia and internationally, predominantly in manufacturing in the not-for profit and auditing sectors, Tony brings extensive experience in corporate services, strategic planning, risk management, financial management, tax, and auditing to the Director Finance role. Prior to joining the FPC in 2018, Tony was Chief Financial Officer for various mints around the world and a financial consultant at Brightwater Care Group Inc.

Mr Andrew Lyon
Director Business Services | BSc Env Mgt; MBA

Andrew joined the FPC in 2008 and has been the Director Business Services since November 2018. Andrew has enjoyed an international forestry career and was a Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University specialising in timber quality research. Andrew has extensive experience in the forest sector, incorporating strategic management, science and research management. He is passionate about sustainable forest management policy and is an adjunct lecturer in silviculture at Edith Cowan University. 

Ms Suzanne McCavanagh
Director People and Culture | BA Industrial Relations. GradDip Public Sector Management

Suzanne joined the FPC in February 2020 as Director People and Culture. She has extensive expertise across HR strategy, workforce planning, organisational development and cultural change. Suzanne has broad executive experience where she has been on the executive bodies of six public sector organisations. This experience has spanned a number of industry sectors including WA Health; Transport and Infrastructure; and the TAFE sector. Her previous role was as Director People and Culture for the Tasmanian Health Service where she led a workforce and cultural change program for four hospitals in that state.