The highlight of 2017 for Helen Murray, principal of Kurrumbene, was receiving the Forestry Industry Innovation in Training Award for the Young Community Ambassadors’ Initiative on behalf of Timber Communities Australia (TCA), when she was providing national coordinator services to TCA.
Helen created the concept and designed and delivered the initiative for this respected national network of timber communities. Some fine young future leaders within regional timber communities from four states graduated after completion of the Initiative.
The Award was presented at a Gala Industry Dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House Canberra which was attended by the Prime Minister and Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources, who is responsible for and a great supporter of forestry and timber products. The night, attended by 500 people, celebrated the innovators in the industry across safety, business and training and it was hosted by the Australian Forest Products Association.