PEFC has appointed a new industry member to its UK board. Elisabeth Piveteau, UK and Ireland export manager at PiveteauBois, brings a fresh new voice to PEFC as well as invaluable knowledge of the European timber supply chain and issues surrounding sustainable forestry.
Ms Piveteau joined the family company after 20 years’ experience in sales and business development in the intellectual property and scientific information markets. She has previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Lexis Nexis and Macmillan. Her mission at PiveteauBois is to develop and grow a customer base for its value-added products in the UK and Ireland in addition to raising awareness of France as Europe’s joint fourth largest softwood producer alongside Austria.
PEFC UK’s executive director Alun Watkins said: “We are honoured that Ms Piveteau has agreed to join us at PEFC UK. We will benefit enormously from her knowledge of the French timber sector and this will enable us to better meet the expectations of one of our key stakeholder groups, those exporting to the UK market.”