Forest Enhancement Society of BC Appoints New Board Member


The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest Board Member, Brian Banfill.

Brian graduated from the College of New Caledonia’s business administration program in 1983 and became a CPA, CGA in 1990. He has over 30 years of forest industry experience including more than 12 years with West Fraser Timber, primarily in the role of Controller for the company’s solid wood operations group, and almost 13 years as a Senior Vice President with Brookfield Timberlands Management. With Brookfield, he was a key member of a small team that acquired over $3 billion US of timberlands and related manufacturing operations in Canada, the United States and Brazil and he was responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for the timberlands operations managed by the company. In this role, he also served as CFO, and later COO, of Acadian Timber Corp. Since his retirement from Brookfield in 2016, he has been working as a consultant.

Sincere thanks to outgoing Board Member Derek Orr for all his work as a founding Director. His commitment and contributions were pivotal to the Society's success during a very crucial time in its formation.

Brian’s skills and experience are a welcome addition and both the FESBC Board and staff look forward to having him on the team!