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Brad Southern


LP Building Solutions




Nashville, Tennessee

Joined LP in 1999

Brad Southern became the fifth Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in July 2017. As CEO, he directs LP’s strategic transformation into a leading building solutions company, defining and shaping LP’s brand positioning within the shelter industry, enhancing overall brand value and delivering sustainable growth and top-tier shareholder returns. He is responsible for all aspects of LP’s business and operations, including governance. Prior to becoming CEO he was Chief Operating Officer from 2016 to 2017, during which time the company reported a net sales increase of 29 percent over the previous year. From 2005 to 2015 he led LP’s siding business before taking the lead for OSB operations, a position he held until he was named COO in 2016. Mr. Southern began his career with MacMillan Bloedel as a forester, where he held a variety of jobs in forestry, strategic planning, finance, accounting and plant management. He has a B.S. and a master’s degree in Forest Resources, both from the University of Georgia.



Keynote address from CEO winner Brad Southern

Day Two

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 08:00

  • Understanding the work and initiatives over the last 12 months that have led FM RISI to award the CEO of the Year title
  • The personal work of the CEO of the Year to achieve this
  • Exploring the recent success stories of the organisation
  • How the vision of the CEO will shape the corporate strategy of the winning organisation over the next 12 months

CEO Panel – Trade and Trump tweets, tomorrow’s biggest industry issues, economic uncertainty, M&A, plastics

Day Two

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 08:00

Sponsored by:


  • Assessing the extent that fiber is driving M&A within the industry
  • Macro and micro deal drivers behind the market movements
  • A frank assessment of industry performance
  • The likely prevalence of future private equity backing
  • Opportunities presented by the war on plastic – Are we ready for the challenge?

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