James is CEO & MD (and with Denis M Cullity) founder of
Wesbeam Holdings Ltd, Australia’s only laminated veneer lumber manufacturer
based in Perth Western Australia.
Prior to his current role, James held the positions of CEO
& MD of WESFI Ltd, and worked in senior engineering roles with Shell Co of
Australia, ACET Ltd and Mt Newman Mining Co.
James is a graduate of the University of WA – B.Eng (hons),
MBA, was awarded a Mitsui Educational Fellowship to Japan in 1981 and was the joint
winner of the Institution of Engineers Australia inaugural Railway Engineering
Award in 1984.
Over his career, James has held the positions of Chairman
and director of Wespine; director of Dyno Industries WA; President of Forest
Industries Federation of WA; director of EWPAA and is currently a director of
the Australian Forest Products Association.
The role of the Gottstein trust is to assist members of
the Australian forestry and forest products industry to increase their
knowledge and capabilities, through the provision of funding for members of the
industry to undertake further education and research.
It is a privilege to be a Trustee of an organisation that
has such an important mission.