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COFI, BC Lumber Trade Council president Susan Yurkovich stepping down


January 28, 2022
By CFI staff
Susan Yurkovich. Photo: Annex Business Media.

Susan Yurkovich is stepping down as president and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and BC Lumber Trade Council later this spring.

In a letter posted to Tree Frog News, Canfor CEO Don Kayne, chair of COFI, thanked Yurkovich for her leadership over the past seven years.

“Susan has provided outstanding leadership to our industry during a time when the BC forest sector has faced massive policy change, recovery from major wildfires, a fifth round of the softwood trade dispute, shifting global trade, volatile markets, and a renewed focus on the importance of forests and low carbon forest products as a sustainable resource to help in the fight against climate change,” Kayne said. “In our complex business, she has represented our industry and our interests with exceptional skill on both the provincial and national stage.”

Read the full letter here.

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