FTP Advisory Committee

​The Advisory Committee (AC) is FTP’s standing committee responsible for formulating and agreeing a common perspective on research and innovation priorities for the European forest-based sector. It is responsible for providing recommendations and support to the FTP Secretariat for effective and constructive advocacy work on behalf of the sector at EU level.

The FTP AC is led by the Advisory Committee Chair, who is elected by the National Support Groups (NSGs) and given a two-year mandate.


Leo Arpa
Co-Chair NSG Austria
Head of R&D Paper – Mondi Group

Jenny Müller-Wahlman
Co-Chair NSG Finland
Director of the Group Innovation and R&D – Stora Enso

Representatives of major stakeholder groups

  • 25 NSGs that speak for the national interests of EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland and Russia
  • Scientific communities
  • Representatives of the four FTP Founding Confederations

The status of observer to the FTP AC is granted to representatives of the European Commission and other associations, federations and research organizations invited to join FTP AC meetings. 

Secretary to the Advisory Committee
Johan Elvnert
Managing Director, FTP