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Catherine Cobden

Executive Vice President of the Forest Products Association of Canada

Catherine Cobden is the Executive Vice President of the Forest Products Association of Canada.  In this capacity she provides leadership and develops strategy on key files of the Association to ensure an effective national voice for the forest products industry. She supports FPAC in helping its members become global leaders in sustainability; attract highly skilled workers; and transform for longer term economic success.

Catherine has been a committed advocate for advancing the industry’s competitive position and environmental performance for the past 24 years. She has played a leadership role in developing the Canadian Forest Sector Transformation Strategy, shepherded the landmark Bio-pathways study and launched a new dynamic direction for the sector – Vision2020 – in 2012.

Before joining FPAC, Catherine was an Ottawa-based government relations consultant with Fleishman Hillard and she also held several corporate positions within forest products companies throughout Canada.

She is a Board member of FPInnovations and the Canadian Bioenergy Association.

Catherine is a chemical engineer from the University of Toronto

Related links

  • Forest Products Association of Canada


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