Meet the board

Our Board supports the work of the General Assembly and the organization as a whole, and is accountable to all members. Board members are elected by the General Assembly.        

Peter Latham, OBE


Term of Office: 2018-2021

Peter was Director and Chairman of PEFC UK before he joined the PEFC International Board in 2011, becoming the Chairman in 2016.

For 44 years, Peter worked for James Latham PLC, a family business which he joined in the 7th generation in 1973. He served the company as Chairman from 2006 to 2017. In 2019, Peter was appointed as a Non-Executive Commissioner of the Forestry Commission England (FC).

Peter has been Chairman of the Timber Trade Federation Environmental Committee, and is a Director of Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) and a trustee of the Council of the Commonwealth Forestry Association. Peter was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to the wood industry in the UK in 2012 and the TTJ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

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