Jane has been involved in the pulp and paper industry since 1996 – initially as publisher and editor of a trade journal and later through her appointment as executive director of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper industry in Southern Africa (TAPPSA). As the representative for the paper industry, she is responsible for the effective leadership and management of pre-competitive industrial activities relating to the pulp and paper sector, including education and skills development, environmental and sustainability issues, legislation, research and recycling. In May 2017, she was appointed as president of the International Council for Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA).
Ursula is in charge of increasing education and awareness about the recovery of paper at PRASA. Her dynamic role sees her travelling the country, promoting a culture of paper recycling within schools, businesses and communities and engaging government at all levels to foster growth in the industry. She is passionate about empowering people, giving them purpose and a means to earn a sustainable income. To this end, she is very active in running the PRASA/FP&M SETA Entrepreneurship courses. These courses are aimed at educating, upskilling and equipping people with the theoretical knowledge to set up a small business in the paper recycling industry.
Olga is responsible for the coordination of education and training for PAMSA at partner institutions including TVET colleges, universities, mills and the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA.
Mike is responsible for coordinating research and development activities for the industry.
Iain lectures the wood pulping and paper-making technology modules at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in addition to supervising and mentoring masters students and consulting for the industry. He is also serves as the chairman of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of Southern Africa (TAPPSA).
Patti is responsible for all PAMSA frontline office duties and administration. She is also responsible for recycling school education and organisation of Entrepreneurship Training events.