Forest Growers Levy Trust Inc Background
The Forest Growers Levy Trust Inc (FGLT) is an incorporated society. Its members have been drawn from a cross-section of the forest growing industry in order to achieve incorporation.
The Trust Board is made up of seven members:
- Four members elected by potential levy payers with 1000 ha or more of plantation forest (voting proportional to their production in the previous year);
- Two members elected by potential levy payers with less than 1000 ha of plantation forest;
- A seventh member of the board. Selected by the elected board members.
The make-up of the Trust Board ensures the views of small growers are fairly recognised. It also ensures the Trust is committed to the needs of the industry as a whole.
Trust Board members have 2-year terms, with half their number retiring annually.