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Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Craig Hallam, Chair
Residence: Rowville, Victoria

Skills, experience, and expertise: Craig came on to the board as a Director in 2001, and is extremely passionate about seeing Arboriculture Australia succeed. Craig has taken positions as Vice President and the occasional interim President roles during his tenure on the Board of Directors and is the association’s current Chair. Craig served on the ISA Board of Directors for 5 years from 2006 to 2011 and was Chair and committee member on numerous ISA committees.  Craig is the founder of the Utility Arborist Association Australia (UAAA) and negotiated the original MoU with the UAA in the USA.  In more recent times, Craig was the lead Director who worked tirelessly with the merger of the NAAA into Arboriculture Australia. In 2012, Craig commenced developing a relationship between the Arboriculture Association United Kingdom, bringing the two associations together to form a sound working partnership.

Craig’s passion for the industry is second to none, he is driven to see the profession of Arboriculture acknowledged, respected and regulated. Craig spends a lot of his own time travelling the world, searching for better arboriculture solutions and presenting at various conferences internationally. 
Most would know that Craig has played an important role in the success of the Arboriculture Australia National Conference since taking up the responsibility in 2003 and continues to drive this event forward whilst improving the standard of this annual event to what we have all come to expect each year.

Other interests: Craig’s passion for volunteering takes up most of his time but when he is not working he loves to spend quality family time with his partner Claire and son Aiden.  If you want to find Craig in his remaining spare time, it’s best you look in his laboratory, according to Claire he spends too many hours over weekends culturing, testing and growing specific natural antagonists.


Robert Boyce, Treasurer

Residence: Chirnside Park, Victoria

Skills, experience, and expertise: Info to come.

Rob Fisher, Director

Residence: Kings Park, New South Wales

Skills, experience, and expertise: Rob started in the industry straight out of school, initially as a climber for a small business. Now with 30 years of experience in the industry, Rob advanced quickly to Management and is currently a Contract Manager at Treeserve, working with over 40 councils and government departments. With a well-connected page and a good following, Rob also brings his social media knowledge into the organisation.

Bryan Gould, Director
Residence: Upper Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland

Skills,experience and expertise:Currently working for Arbortrim Training Australia as a Trainer and Assessor for the AQF Level 5 Diploma of Arboriculture, Bryan started his career as a forester in 1973, undertaking forest thinning, felling and plantation maintenance in southern England.  In 1975a change of direction saw him involved in tree surgery and the realm of amenity tree care, beginning in Richmond Park (managed by Royal Parks, Department of the Environment) and then into estate and garden collections management with the National Trust.  Bryan gained extensive experience in private enterprise and local government from various management roles in England, Australia and New Zealand.  Whilst living in Melbourne in the early 90’s he was President of the former Arboricultural Association of Australia (AAA) and then later, in Auckland, was elected to President of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) for two consecutive terms.  Bryan has managed street trees, arboretums,plant collections and a range of large-scale public parks and open spaces.  Moving from the public sector into education in 2007, Bryan taught arboriculture and horticulture subjects to NZQA Level 3-4certificate and Level 5 diploma students in New Zealand.  He relocated to the Gold Coast in 2014 as the Training & Development Manager for Treescape Australasia, gaining further insight and experience in the commercial ESI sector.  His lengthy industry involvement as a practitioner, manager and consultant enables Bryan to make a valid contribution to the work to the organisation.  Bryan holds postgraduate qualifications in Arboriculture/Horticulture and Environmental Management and is avidly interested in all things arboricultural.  Bryan is interested in supporting the arboriculture industry and is keen to promote Arboriculture Australia as the national peak body.

Other interests: Bryan enjoys walking and mountain biking.  He’s keen on alpine mountaineering in all seasons.  He’s mildly obsessed with trees and feels compelled to discover them.  He’s into exploring, loves maps and can actually navigate.  He counts himself as lucky to be living the dream in Australia, with its unique and fascinating flora and endless opportunities for adventures.


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