Howard Burvill, Industry Consultant & Advisor

Howard Burvill BAppSc, MBA, has been part of the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Forest industry since 1983. He worked for Australian Newsprint Mills/Fletcher Challenge Paper/Norske Skog in various technical, sales and management roles at the Boyer Mill, Albury Mill, Tasman Mill and Sittingbourne Mill. He also held regional and global technical and R&D roles in the Sydney and Oslo offices.

Howard moved into a consultant role in 2009 and had various projects related to our industry with APPITA, FWPA, Visy and Government bodies reviewing our industry. He left the industry for a short time taking on a senior technical manager role supporting the Medical, Science and Pharmaceutical Industries. He is currently working in our industry as a consultant on various projects related to biomass processing, pulp and paper manufacturing improvements, safe systems of work and business feasibility studies.

He has been a continuous member of Appita since 1983. He has been a member of BioPRIA trustees since 2009.

Along with his management sales experience, he has technical experience and expertise in papermaking, coating, TMP, recycled fibre and deinking, wood chemistry, printing, water and wastewater treatment, process and wood chemistry and biological control systems.