XV World Forestry Congress


Victor Violante

Australian Forest Products Association

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


Victor Violante is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA). AFPA is the peak national industry body representing the forestry, timber, pulp and paper and wood-based bio-product industries in Australia. AFPA represents all elements of the value chain from the sustainable harvesting of plantations and multiple use natural forest resource including forest establishment and management, harvesting and haulage, processing of timber resources and manufacture of pulp, paper and bioproducts. Prior to joining AFPA in 2016, Mr Violante held senior roles as a political adviser in policy and communications, and as a journalist.