Tony Jack is an experienced plantation forestry executive and investor. He was one of the founders of bluegum project developer Integrated Tree Cropping, which planted 120,000 hectares of plantations in the 1990s and early 2000s. That business was bought by listed company Elders (known at the timer as Futuris). In 2004, he was a cofounder of Indian sandalwood producer Santanol, which in 2013 expanded through the purchase of Elders’ sandalwood plantations. In 2009, he led the Black Tree consortium that sought to buy the assets of failed MIS manager Great Southern.