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John Hollis

Divisional Manager, Oakdale Industries

Michael O'FlahertyJohn has been involved in the building, construction and timber manufacturing sector since 1975. After undertaking an apprenticeship as a Carpenter Joiner John worked on some major construction project in southern Tasmania working his way through the ranks to eventually becoming a General Site Foreman.

In 1984 John joined Risby Forest Industries working his way into Senior Management positions, trade manager, store manager and National Sales & Marketing Manager with responsibility for the positioning of Tasmanian Oak products into the Australian & Global Markets, such as North America, Japan & Europe. When rationalisation of the Sawmilling sector took place John found himself working with some more amazing people and mentors at Boral Timber where he held positions as State Manager in both Victoria & New South Wales at various times, from there upon the acquisition of the Boral Timber Tasmanian sawmilling assets by Gunn’s limited John had responsibility for Export Product
Development, specifically within the North American Market.

John is an active participant within Industry, has a passion for the wellbeing and development of people, the industry and the Tasmanian and Australian Communities.

John has been a Director of the Australian Timber Flooring Association since 2007, holding Executive positions, Secretary, Vice President and was elected President in 2012.

John joined Oak Tasmania and the Disability Sector in February 1991 and is the longest serving Divisional Manager within Oak Tasmania.

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