Adelaide, South Australia —The Campbell Group LLC (TCG) announced today that Linda Sewell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd., a consortium managed by TCG. She will begin on April 9, 2013.
“Linda brings an impressive background as an extraordinary leader with considerable expertise in the forestry industry,” said John Gilleland, TCG’s president and CEO. “I am pleased to welcome her to our team.”
“Linda Sewell has been a leading chief executive in the industry for over a decade, with major achievements in high-profit budgeting, market strategy, merger negotiations, and business restructuring,” said Dave Rumker, Interim CEO of OneFortyOne Plantations.
Sewell also has extensive board experience with her recent roles as the Former Director and Chair for Australian Forest Products Association and Former Director for Equal Employment Opportunity Trust.
Sewell’s proficiency in management of record-high supply contracts for plantations is of particular value during a stage of significant development for OneFortyOne, which in October 2012 completed the purchase of more than 110,00 hectares (250,000 acres) of forestry assets in the Green Triangle plantations of South Australia. These plantations were previously owned and managed by the government of South Australia, and are known to be one of the highest-quality softwood plantations in Australia.
Sewell will oversee the management of the newly acquired timber deed plantations in the region, working in collaboration with TCG, which will provide management oversight and advisory services for OneFortyOne.