Timber Queensland supports and encourages the development and expansion of the forest and timber industries.

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Mick Stephens


Mick is the Chief Executive Officer for Timber Queensland. Mick has served the interests of the forest industries of Australia for many years and was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association. He is a resource economist with 30 years' experience in applied research and policy both nationally and overseas, including public sector roles in ABARES, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics, CSIRO and the Canadian Forest Service. Mick is both a Churchill and Gottstein Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Economics, post graduate qualifications in environmental science and a Master of Forestry. He is a Director of Forestry Australia, an Associate Director with First Super and sits on a number of Queensland Government advisory bodies.

Colin MacKenzie

Colin has been active in timber engineering and design for the past 30 years, especially in durability design and the development of Australian Standards and Building Codes. Colin is a RPEQ and a specialist structural timber engineer.

Clarissa Brandt

Clarissa is the Strategic Relations & Communications Manager for Timber Queensland. She has made a significant contribution to the growing recognition of the superior environmental and sustainability benefits of timber building products. Clarissa studied journalism at the University of Queensland followed by a Bachelor of Business from QUT. In 2018 she completed the Forestry Leaders Program hosted by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and was a finalist in the 2021 Women in Forest Industries Award of Excellence.


Telia Pauchet

Telia manages project milestones, financial reporting, contracts, budgeting, forecasting and providing support to the CEO to deliver company plans. 

Matt Smith

Matt has over 25 years’ experience designing and inspecting timber buildings. Matt is a RPEQ, Structural Engineer who has held various positions with several timber design companies.

Cassidy Sawford

Cassidy has been appointed on a part time basis to provide communications support for the delivery of the Canopy Hub project. Graduating from QUT in 2022, Cassidy brings a fresh eye to the team backed by industry insight, having previously worked on marketing projects for a boutique law firm specialising in building and construction.

Stephanie Hulett

Stephanie has delivered a number of marketing communication campaigns for other Australian industry bodies and well-known brands in industries like mining, education, pharmacy and aviation. Steph joins the Timber Queensland team 3 days a week to support Strategic Relations and Communications Manager, Clarissa Brandt, particularly with the delivery of member communications.

Hulton King

Growing up planting hoop pines on his family's Atherton Tablelands property on weekends, Hulton pairs local knowledge with industry expertise in his role as Hub Manager for the North Queensland Forestry Hub. The Hub conducts technical work and stakeholder engagement for the timber sector across this region on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. Prior to joining Timber Queensland, Hulton worked across a range of Government-sponsored research projects in the region as a programs manager at the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre for the National Environmental Science Program's Tropical Water Quality Hub.

Kerry Fullarton

With more than 30 years' experience as a senior manager for a range of Government sponsored and private sector projects and a strong background in stakeholder engagement and project management, Kerry brings experience and energy to her role as Hub Manager for the South & Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub. Here, her role is focused on exploring opportunities and challenges in the forestry and wood products sector, prioritising projects created to boost industry growth and local investment and backed by her previous experience in delivering business outcomes in regional communities across Queensland and the Northern Territory.