Pro Silva Board Members

The board members of Pro Silva is comprised of forestry experts from across the European continent that ensure the smooth run of the organisation, promote Pro Silva’s principles and develop the underlying ideas of close-to-nature forestry.

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Eckart Senitza

President Eckart Senitza is the president of Pro Silva Austria since 2012 and continues with a strong team and about 420 members. He intensified the contacts to the neighbouring countries Italy, Slovenija, Germany and Switzerland. He is forest owner of about 850 ha and managing it. Furthermore he works as forest consulter and delivers full forest service.

Phil Morgan

Vice President Phil Morgan now combines consultancy work and the management of woodlands in Wales through his own company Sustainable Forest Management and through a trading co-operative called SelectFor. He is a specialist in continuous cover forest management and close to nature forestry.

Padraig O'Tuama

Secretary Padraig O Tuama currently works as a private consultant focusing on continuous cover forestry. In past, Padraig was Best Practice Team leader – Forest Productivity with Coillte Teoranta in Ireland. Padraig trained as Forester in the Department of Forestry Training School graduating in1983

Anne Hürzeler - de Turkheim

Anne Hürzeler-de Turckheim born in Strasbourg, first three years living in Truttenhausen, then near Paris and on holidays in Alsace, from 1979 to 1984 studies at SFIT (ETH) in Zurich finishing with diploma of forest engineer.  1992 founder member of the ANW Switzerland (to day Pro Silva Switzerland) and election as member of her board, where she is still the treasurer. 2013 election in the board of Pro Silva as treasurer.

Jurij Diaci

Professor Jurij Diaci is the head of Chair of silviculture and head of the Research Unit at the Biotechnical faculty, Department of Forestry, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He studied forestry in Slovenia and at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland, where he defended PhD on regeneration ecology of forests. During his employment in mountain region of Nazarje in Savinja Alps he gained practical experience in silviculture.

Alexander Held

Administrator Alex Held works at EFI (Bonn) and was involved in the “Integrate” projects at EFI, dealing with disturbance and biodiversity in managed forests. His interest and expertise is in fire, silviculture and deer management. The ProSilva principles and network are great examples for resilient forestry in a changing world. At Pro Silva we are happy that the EFI is now also addressing the issue of forest resilience!


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