Our People are our Power
Strengthening our Leadership
At the international secretariat in Bonn, we hired two new leadership positions: Chief Operating Officer, Frank Harnischfeger, and Chief Knowledge Officer, Michael Marus. In addition, we brought in Chief Marketing Officer, Jeremy Harrison to replace Marcelle Peuckert, who left us in 2016.
In addition, Mark Smith joined FSC’s Investments & Partnerships as Chief Development Officer and Head of Investments and Partnerships.
Globally, we developed an all-encompassing management structure to ensure we have the required centralized leadership function complemented by voices from each of the world’s regions and our national offices
Structuring for Change
At the same time, we underwent a structural change in the global secretariat in Bonn, with a new structure to enable more focus on the engagement of FSC members and stakeholders. In addition, some functions were combined into one unit, and other new functions were formally emerging.
New FSC Offices
A Polish office was re-established and became operational quickly, with a new website to serve a large number of certificate holders in Poland.
FSC also established new representatives in Lithuania and in the sub-region of Greater Mekong, so that the local certificate holders, members and other stakeholders are served more efficiently. Lithuania was established as part of a wider plan to consolidate operations in the Baltics sub-region.