Apsey, Thomas Michael

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Apsey, Thomas Michael

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1938-04-01 to 2022-09-01


Thomas Michael Apsey graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Forestry department in 1961. After graduating, Apsey worked for the Department of Industrial Development, Trade and Commerce. Between the years 1963-1978 Apsey occupied positions at MacMillan Bloedel Limited, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia, and F.L.C Reed and Associates. In 1978, Apsey became the Deputy Minister of Forests for British Columbia a position he held until 1984. While Deputy Minister, Apsey also served as the Vice-Chairman of the British Columbia Deputy Ministers’ committee on Economic Development. In 1984, Apsey left his post as Deputy Minister and took on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia, a position he held until his retirement in 1998. In retirement, Apsey remains an active member of the forest industry community, attending numerous speaking engagements and sitting on committees for the Forest History Association of B.C. and the B.C. Forest Service Centeneray Society.
Apsey has been awarded several honours including: the Rielle Thomson Award, the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole from the Government of France, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Government of Canada. In 2002 Apsey was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.


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