Bachelor of Science (Forestry) Australian National University 1980

Grad.Dip.Ag.Econ. University of New England 1992 

Currently enrolled Ph.D Southern Cross University

“An optimisation approach to evaluating policy options for private native forestry in north-east NSW”  

Forestry and natural resources consultant 25 years

 Extensive Australian and international experience in development of Kiri (Paulownia) forestry projects


Natural resource management

Alex Jay is a professional Forester and Resource Economist with over 25 years  experience in natural resource management  in a wide range of Australian environments.  He has worked as research forester and university lecturer, and has undertaken projects for a diverse range of clients including State and local government, corporate land-managers and private farmers. He operates a successful plantation management and natural resource consultancy business in northern NSW .


Forestry Consultant 1996- current

Principal Consultant for Kiri Forestry Enterprises Pty Ltd also T/as BlueChip Forest Services specialising in:

§  Silviculture and growth modelling


Lecturer , tutor  and research consultant  2003- 2006

Southern Cross University Lismore NSW 2480

Natural Resources Consultant 1985-current


Project Officer NSW NPWS Kyogle 1988-89 

Tertiary Lecturer NRCAE Lismore 1986-1988

Orchardist/Farmer Kyogle 1985-1996

Research Forester Melville Is NT 1981-1985     

Tree Planting Team Supervisor  Tasmania  1981.

Technical Assistant  CSIRO Fire Research 1980             


Community projects

Member of first Richmond Total Catchment Management Committee

Community review panel Casino forests EIS



Australian Forest Growers  (AFG) (current Nthn NSW branch president)

Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA)


International work/study experiences

South America 1982,  Indonesia 1984,1994,  New Zealand 1992, Papua New Guinea 1993,  USA 1993, Fiji 1993, Vanuatu 1993, Senegal 1996, France 1996,1997, Thailand 1996,  Brunei, 1997, United Arab Emirates 1996, 1997, China 1997, UK 2001, Laos 2001