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New FISA Chair

We are delighted to announce the new FISA Chair is Andy Newbold.

Andy looks forward to engaging the whole forestry industry, and in his tenure will focus on leading FISA’s development, ensuring effective delivery. As Chair, Andy will be supporting the Steering Group, the subgroups, committees, and the board.

As a past president, and director of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers Andy has been involved in governance alongside the prudent stewardship of membership funds and the effective management of a small delivery team.

In 2017 Andy in his forestry role, was part of the team delivering the Forestry Harvesting Demo at Little Clyde involved directly with industry partners, working on safe forestry practices and machinery.

Andy is passionate about safe, professional forestry, is the chair of the FISA modified machinery subgroup. and was part of the Working Group producing FISA 505 Traction Assist.

Andy will lead the 2024 external review of FISA.

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