New Chairman of Forestry Tasmania Tue 25 September 2012 Bryan Green Deputy Premier The Deputy Premier, Bryan Green, today announced the appointment of highly regarded corporate leader Bob Annells as the new chairman of Forestry Tasmania. Mr Green said the appointment would provide Forestry Tasmania, its workforce and stakeholders with stability and certainty. "Mr Annells has wide business experience and is an exceptional choice to take on the role of Chair," Mr Green said. "The Government wants to ensure the board of Forestry Tasmania has the leadership and necessary skills and expertise to move the business forward. "Mr Annells has the commercial and board experience that will greatly assist in building a strong and viable commercial forestry business for the future. "The Government is committed to Forestry Tasmania remaining a standalone corporate entity responsible for commercial wood production. Mr Green said the Government was determined to ensure Forestry Tasmania was on a firm financial footing in the face of the worst downturn the industry has seen. "Everything the Government has done and what we are doing now is to ensure Forestry Tasmania remains a viable Government Business Enterprise," Mr Green said.