Tony Bartlett is Research Program Manager for Forestry. The Program supports the establishment, management and sustainable utilisation of forests through a central theme of developing Australian tree germplasm. Mr Bartlett joined ACIAR in July 2010 the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry where, as General Manager, Business Systems and Grants Branch, he held senior executive responsibility for Australian Government natural resource management programs and policy. He developed and implemented the Asia-Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building Program, run by DAFF. He has previously held the positions of General Manager of DAFF’s Forestry Industries Branch; Director of ACT Forests; and Manager Forest Policy in the Victorian Forests Service. Mr Bartlett has spent two years in Nepal and two years in Vanuatu on forestry aid projects. He was recognised for his contribution to Australian and international forestry by being awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science with honours from Melbourne, a Master of Science from Oxford, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management, and speaks several languages.