Meet the Australia and New Zealand Team

FSC Australia and New Zealand is a National Office of FSC International. Our dedicated team are passionate about ensuring that the voice of Australian and New Zealand stakeholders are heard internationally through our membership in creating the standards and promoting responsible forest management.


552 Victoria St, North Melbourne, VIC
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Melanie Robertson

Melanie Robertson

Cheif Executive Officer


Melanie has extensive corporate leadership experience across not-for-profit membership-based organisations, government and for-profit organisations in the health and renewable energy sector. She has worked with a wide range of corporate, community and government stakeholders building collaboration across traditional boundaries.

In her role as CEO of FSC ANZ, Melanie will lead the team's focus on the implementation of our 5-year strategic plan with a vision to enhance the reach and strengthen the impact of FSC across Australia and New Zealand.


Stefan Jensen

Policy and Standards Manager


Stefan manages FSC Australia and New Zealand’s standards and policy work. The main focus of his work is forest management certification, including the maintenance of our National Forest Stewardship Standard for Australia. Stefan is also responsible for the controlled wood National Risk Assessment for Australia and chain of custody certification.


Jennifer Nicita

Trademarks and Partnerships Manager


Jennifer is an environmental engagement and education professional who is skilled at building communities around sustainability and environmental issues. Jen is focused on assisting businesses to build their capacity to achieve positive environmental outcomes through collaborative approaches to stakeholder management. Her work on the FSC trademark program includes strengthening the business networks of FSC and promoting the protection of forest ecosystems.


Sarah Day

Communications and Engagement Manager


Sarah leads FSC Australia and New Zealand’s marketing and communications, seeking out creative and innovative ways to bring our company voice and vision to life. Tailoring FSC's company purpose to Australian and New Zealand audiences is Sarah's initiative, focussing primarily on expanding FSC ANZ's reach by building collaborative marketing campaigns with stakeholders and creating engaging social media content that speaks to our mission of Forests for All, Forever.

Ashleigh Connery

Ashleigh Connery

Finance & Administration

Ashleigh is our Finance and Administration Officer responsible for driving best practices in finance and administration management within our organisation, to maximise efficiency and growth. Throughout her years working in office and finance administration, Ashleigh has developed sharp analytical and organisational skills structured with an eye for detail. Originally from New Zealand, she moved over to Australia roughly 20 years ago and has been living in Queensland up until November 2021 when she made the move to Melbourne where she currently studies Psychological Science at La Trobe University.