Management Team

Peter Collins - Director

As Company founder, Peter Collins has significant and extensive experience in the agribusiness and forest industries, representing the fifth generation of the pioneering and entrepreneurial Collins Family in the Green Triangle region. He has established diversified businesses in grazing, forestry and food processing and has contributed to local, regional and state development in various voluntary capacities.

When Peter expanded his enterprises into forestry and plantation management in 1994, he saw an opportunity to develop Plantation Timbers into an enterprise servicing a range of clients with investments in pine and eucalypt plantations in the Green Triangle region. Peter's vision has provided investors with a means of establishing and managing their own sustainable forestry enterprise under Plantation Timbers’ umbrella.

With a successful business model, Peter is actively looking for new opportunities within the Forestry sector as the industry begins to show signs of recovery from the recent cyclical downturn.

Murray Leishman - Plantation Manager/Fire Protection Officer

Murray joined Plantation Timbers as Plantation Manager from the Gunns organization after working for Great Southern Limited and before that with Auspine and its predecessors. Murray adds experience and knowledge to our plantation management services as he brings a new and wider range of skills and experience increasing our skills and capabilities considerably in both pine and eucalypt management.

Murray also co-ordinates Plantation Timbers’ Forest Industry Fire Brigade, a brigade registered with the Victorian Country Fire Authority. Plantation Timbers provides fire protection services to our clients.