About Us

As specialist forest managers, NZ Forestry are committed to delivering the highest quality professional forest management with personal service, individual planning and attention to detail.

The team at NZ Forestry have the specialist skills to advise you on all aspects of forest management, from forest establishment through to the harvesting and marketing of your forest.

With regional offices based in Whangarei, Thames, Taupo & New Plymouth. NZ Forestry is able to provide professional service in your area.

NZ Forestry’s team of forestry specialists each bring unique skills and experience, we offer a wide skill set to deliver exceptional results for your individual project. Meet the NZ Forestry team below

Our Team

Jeremy Waldegrave

Jeremy Waldegrave

Managing Director

A professional forester, Jeremy holds a number of technical and practical-based qualifications as well as membership to the New Zealand Institute of Forestry. Jeremy has had commercial experience with forest harvesting & roading contractors, small and large forest management companies, and a large civil engineering contracting firm. This varied career means Jeremy has a good practical grounding, complemented by strong commercial management and financial management experience.

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • National Certificate in Forestry Operations Management
  • National Certificate in Forestry Harvesting
  • National Certificate in Harvest Planning
  • NZ Forest Engineering Institute – Forest Engineering course
  • National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health, Level 4
Paul Silcock

Paul Silcock

Waikato Regional Manager

The Thames office is Paul’s home territory having grown up on the Coromandel. Paul manages the Waikato business which involves significant forest management contracts including the Tainui forests’ – Kawaroa, Whatawhata, Waipuna & Onewhero.

Paul spent several years working as a Research Scientist at Scion, the forest industry Crown Research Institute in Rotorua. He joined NZ Forestry for three years before travelling, & then on his return to NZ  took up his role again & increasing his Shareholding.

Paul has completed a Master of Forestry Science after his Bachelors degree at Canterbury University & is holds level 4 National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health.

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • Master of Forestry Science
Cameron Eyre

Cameron Eyre

Taranaki Regional Manager

Cam leads the Taranaki/Whanganui region of the business as an NZF Director & Shareholder

He has a background in corporate harvest planning before some years managing harvest, engineering & silviculture operations in a range of roles for NZF. Cam is a member of the NZIF & on the board of the Southern North Island Wood Council. A former professional rugby player & NPC captain, he remains actively involved in the sports community.

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health – Levels 3 & 4
Cameron Branch

Cameron Branch

Waikato Harvesting Manager

Cam has joined NZF in 2018 to manage & expand our Southern Waikato/ CNI harvesting Client work. Having been born & raised in Rotorua Cam has the pine sap running through his veins, and holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science.

Jacob Fairhall

Jacob Fairhall

Harvesting Coordinator

Jacob supervises harvesting & forest engineering operations in Northland aswell as establishment & silvculture operations as required. He is currently the company Health & Safety Coordinator, coordinating our workplace safety system, and our go to man for forest mapping & all things tech.

Hobbies include DIY on his first house, hunting & fishing (with mixed results).

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Forestry)
  • Masters of Engineering Management
Julot Van Lierde

Julot Van Lierde

Harvest Forester

Taranaki born & bred, Julot returned from his OE early 2017 & to NZF where he previously held the Forester role in the Waikato.

Julot is expanding his experience in forest engineering activities to go with his establishment & silvicultural experience. With a passion for forestry second only to surfing, make that third behind tinkering with vehicles!

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Business Administrator

Carolyn ably handles the administration for the Business, having had ten years working for a Corporate Forestry company she has excellent business process skills to professionally deal with the financials.

Crystal Rhodes

Crystal Rhodes

Adminstration Assistant

Crystal undertakes the month end processes for our forest harvesting jobs and is the point of contact for all log docketing. Squash is a favourite past time, & hubby + 3 kids are usually spotted at Northland squash events during the season.