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, 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 Registered Forestry Consultant, Jeremy holds a number of technical and practical-based qualifications as well as Registered membership with 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:

  • Registered Member NZ Institute of Forestry
  • 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
Cameron Eyre

Cameron Eyre

Director & 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 Regional Manager

Cam joined NZF in 2018 to manage our Waikato/ King Country/ CNI Client base and has a great understanding of the whole forest life cycle so can ably manage from establishment through to harvesting. Having been born & raised in Rotorua Cam has the pine sap running through his veins, and holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science. He is an outdoors man and enjoys getting to know the nuances of each forest.

 

Jacob Fairhall

Jacob Fairhall

Forest Manager - Northland

Jacob manages harvesting & forest engineering operations in Northland and coordinates the varied workload between the staff. He has held the company Health & Safety Coordinator, coordinating our workplace safety system, and is our go to man for forest mapping & all things tech.

Hobbies include property investment, hunting & fishing (with mixed results).

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Forestry)
  • Masters of Engineering Management
  • National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health, Level 3 & 4.
Jake Apeldoorn

Jake Apeldoorn

Harvest Forester - Taranaki

Jake is one of our Forestry School new recruits & involved with supervision of Establishment and Harvesting operations in Taranaki. Raised in Christchurch and a keen soccer player, he’s getting used to the Taranaki hills & Regional industry dynamics.

Lisa Gatman

Lisa Gatman

Business Administrator

The business administration function is controlled by Lisa’s capable hands. Lisa recently relocated back to Whangarei where she grew up, having worked in Auckland for the last eight years in a number of corporate roles.

Ross McFarlane

Harvest Forest - Northland

Ross is a Forestry Science graduate and has a number of years in the industry. He joined NZF from his most recent role at Aztec where he was the Northern Region Operations Manager. Rugby league and fishing are Ross’ passions, he’s a Takihiwai Club & Northern Swords stalwart.

Ross is our Health & Safety Coordinator, and manages harvesting operations in the North Hokianga and nearer to Whangarei.

Lewis Barker-McMillan

Harvest Forest - Northland

Lewis is our most recent Forestry School Graduate, Northland is the new home for him after being raised and studying in Christchurch.