The Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) is the voice of Alberta’s forest industry, representing companies manufacturing lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper, and secondary manufactured wood products in Alberta. Alberta’s forest products industry and the AFPA work together to develop public awareness of the industry, fostering a greater understanding of the economic, environmental, and social values of Alberta’s forests.
The opportunity is for a President & CEO who will be accountable to the Board of Directors for providing leadership and vision to all aspects of the AFPA. The President & CEO is responsible for achieving strategic, financial, policy, and operating objectives in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated track record of leadership experience ideally gained as a senior leader within forestry or other primary resources, government, or a resource-focused association/organization. They will be a confident, results-oriented, inspiring, and collaborative leader with an ability to develop a shared vision and strategy amongst the Board, staff, members, and external stakeholders. They will possess the ability to take the organization to the next level of advocacy, and ensure AFPA remains an influential and impactful organization in the eyes of government in strategic and policy discussions. They will have strong business and organizational acumen, as well as a demonstrated an ability to work with a Board of Directors. They will be a visionary who can proactively position the AFPA in anticipation of emerging issues impacting the forestry sector, bringing a passion and an interest in the issues and challenges facing the industry.