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An exciting expansion to our team … welcome our new Statistics and Economics Program Manager!

FWPA has welcomed Erick Hansnata into the role of Statistics and Economics Program Manager.Erick is an accomplished economist with more than 10 years’ experience working in academia, government and the private sector.

Before joining FWPA, Erick was a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social Economic Modelling, and a Senior Economist at KPMG. He holds a master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the Australian National University Crawford School of Public Policy, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Canberra.

Erick is also an active member of the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the American Economic Association (AEA).

Erick’s appointment comes as Kevin Peachey, who previously held the title of FWPA Statistics and Economics Manager, moves into his new role as FWPA’s Head of Built Environment Programs and WoodSolutions Program lead.

“Erick’s wealth of experience in economic modelling and environmental economics is a key asset to further expand the FWPA Statistics and Economics Program,”  Peachey said.

“I am looking forward to working with the FWPA team and our members to unlock data and insights for improved decision-making and planning across the industry,” Hansnata said.

FWPA’s Statistics and Economics Program was developed in 2013 in response to industry concerns regarding limitations and gaps in the economic information available for forest and wood products.

Since then, the program has grown into a much relied upon source of information for industry and other stakeholders. As an example, the FWPA public data portal provides access to regularly updated domestic data, which is publicly available to support the industry with smart and informed planning and forecasting. You can learn more about the public data dashboard via this link.

Posted Date: November 23, 2023

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