Meet the dedicated managers guiding our people and our business
Our leadership team drives the daily management and planning of our business. Committed to fostering a safe and healthy workplace, they empower employees to successfully achieve our business objectives through good governance and strong stewardship. These managers work together as a team to provide strong strategic and operational leadership to the broader HQP organisation, and take a focused approach to the culture of HQP to ensure its integration into everyday operations.
Responsible for company-wide operations, Jeremy provides the operating framework to achieve our business goals and our vision of a safe, sustainable future for our people, our plantations and our communities.
Prior to joining HQP in 2019, Jeremy spent nearly two decades as an executive in the agriculture industry. Jeremy was the CEO of Namoi Cotton for more than eight years, having previously served as the company’s CFO and General Manager Operations & Human Resources.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration with Honours from the University of New England, and is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In his role as HQP’s CEO, Jeremy is excited to be part of producing a product that will provide security and value for future generations, and expects his team members to be passionate, bold and unwilling to accept the status quo.
When he’s not in the office or in our plantations, you’ll find Jeremy golfing, holidaying at the beach with his wife and three children, and cheering on New South Wales in the State of Origin.
Harish joined HQP as Chief Financial Officer in January 2011. He performs an integral leadership role in the achievement of our strategic long-term results, and is responsible for commercial services including financial management and planning, corporate and statutory reporting, information technology, legal and business services.
Harish has worked in a variety of senior financial management roles associated with the timber industry, including 16 years in forestry and four years in wood processing in New Zealand and Australia.
Prior to joining HQP, Harish was the Finance Manager for Hancock Forest Management (NZ). Harish holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration with Honours from the University of New England, and a Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management and Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University.
Harish is a full member and a registered mentor with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
From seed to market, the operations, stewardship, science and marketing teams collaborate to bring our forests to life. As General Manager of operations, Steve’s role is to support and grow our One HQP culture and ensure the very best opportunities for sustainable growth are provided to our forests, our staff, our customers and our communities.
Approaching 30 years in the forest industry in roles across Australia and New Zealand, Steve has led a range of teams, including most recently as Chief Operations Officer at Chinese SOE China Forestry Group.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Forest Science from the University of Melbourne and MBA from Deakin University. He is also a Gottstein Fellow and graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation TrailBlazers program.
Steve has a passion for the forest industry and loves the people and products it supports.
Outside the office, Steve and his wife Sylvia are bringing up two children and love spending time as a family tramping (kiwi bushwalking) and enjoying the best beaches Queensland has to offer!
Daniel has performed a variety of human resource management roles in both the HQP business and previously in local government.
As a member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources and the current treasurer of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) from the University of the Sunshine Coast, a Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations from Charles Sturt University, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws.
At HQP, Mark leads a team of professionals tasked with managing our long-term resource planning, resource systems, geospatial and valuation functions to support the achievement of our commercial goals.
He first developed an in interest in tree growing and land management when volunteering with a local Landcare group during high school.
Since then, Mark completed bachelor degrees in commerce and science followed by a Masters degree in forestry through the Australian National University.
Mark has worked in a variety of operational, planning and management roles across the natural resources sector, including three years in agriculture and 12 years in forestry. Prior to joining HQP, he was the Resources and Tactical Planning Manager at Forestry Corporation.
An outdoors enthusiast, Mark is also a keen mountain biker, surfer and bushwalker.
Mark continues to be motivated by the significant role that trees and timber play in the world’s transition to a renewable economy.