Meet the dedicated managers guiding our people and our business
Our corporate leadership team drives the daily management and planning of our business. Committed to fostering a safe and healthy workplace, they empower employees to successfully achieve our business objectives through good governance and strong stewardship. These managers work together as a team to provide strong strategic and operational leadership to the broader HQP organisation, and take a focused approach to the culture of HQP to ensure its integration into everyday operations.
Responsible for company-wide operations, Jeremy provides the operating framework to achieve our business goals and our vision of a safe, sustainable future for our people, our plantations and our communities.
Prior to joining HQP in 2019, Jeremy spent nearly two decades as an executive in the agriculture industry. Jeremy was the CEO of Namoi Cotton for more than eight years, having previously served as the company’s CFO and General Manager Operations & Human Resources.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration with Honours from the University of New England, and is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In his role as HQP’s CEO, Jeremy is excited to be part of producing a product that will provide security and value for future generations, and expects his team members to be passionate, bold and unwilling to accept the status quo.
When he’s not in the office or in our plantations, you’ll find Jeremy golfing, holidaying at the beach with his wife and three children, and cheering on New South Wales in the State of Origin.
Harish joined HQP as Chief Financial Officer in January 2011. He performs an integral leadership role in the achievement of our strategic long-term results, and is responsible for commercial services including financial management and planning, corporate and statutory reporting, information technology, legal and business services.
Harish has worked in a variety of senior financial management roles associated with the timber industry, including 16 years in forestry and four years in wood processing in New Zealand and Australia.
Prior to joining HQP, Harish was the Finance Manager for Hancock Forest Management (NZ). Harish holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration with Honours from the University of New England, and a Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management and Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University.
Harish is a full member and a registered mentor with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Daniel has performed a variety of human resource management roles in both the HQP business and previously in local government.
As a member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources and the current treasurer of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) from the University of the Sunshine Coast, a graduate certificate in Industrial Relations from Charles Sturt University, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws.
Kevin is responsible for a team of professionals tasked with managing our long-term resource planning, development of decision support systems, spatial resource information, and tactical harvest planning functions to support the achievement of our commercial goals.
Kevin joined HQP in January 2011 after previously being employed by Hancock Forest Management (NZ), Fletcher Forests and the New Zealand Forest Service. His career has focused on the resource planning aspect of plantation forestry management, covering positions starting from planning and managing inventory through to his current role.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Canterbury, a Graduate Diploma of Business Studies from the University of Waikato and a Certificate of Logistics and Marketing from Lincoln University.
A veteran of almost four decades in the forestry industry, David has held a variety of operational roles in forest research and resources groups, as well as senior management roles in the areas of marketing, finance and stewardship. His current role at HQP encompasses responsibility for managing our stewardship activities including sustainable forest management certifications, research and development programs, nursery operations, plantation health and risk management, community engagement, land and permit management, and maintaining government relationships.
David and his team play an important role in ensuring that our social licence is maintained, our research and development investment supports innovative management that improves plantation productivity and sustainability, and our future crops are established with quality seedlings.
A member of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and a former board member of Responsible Wood, David holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from The Australian National University and a Finance MBA from the Queensland University of Technology.
He has been pleased to see the growing realisation in the community that plantation forestry isn’t just about cutting down trees, but is a truly sustainable industry that’s set to be a key contributor to the future low carbon economy.
In his time off, David enjoys travelling, being active and enjoying the Queensland lifestyle with his family.
With 40 years of experience in forestry and forest product processing, Steve believes that growing forests is a renewable, valuable and noble pursuit, and that HQP and our supply chain partners have a significant contribution to make to the prosperity and security of Queensland.
Since 2014, Steve has led the marketing team to sell our valuable portfolio of products to domestic clients and export customers, with a focus on achieving the best return for every cubic metre of available forest product.
A director of Timber Queensland, Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from The Australian National University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
A proud land carer with the Moggill Creek Catchment Group, Steve also enjoys paragliding, beekeeping and getting together with his adult children for special family events.