Forest Establishment Manager – Hardwood Management Ltd
After graduation from Forestry School in Canterbury, Stef worked for a number of the large corporates (NZFP, CHH & Fletcher Paper) in operations management and forest development roles. This was followed by a role with Shell Oil in London working in the non traditional business division involved with forest development in West Africa, Uruguay and Brazil.
Hardwood Management Limited was established in 2000 and has been involved in establishing and managing a variety of forest types (pine, eucalypt, manuka and native). The business has a number of forests under management of which a number are on behalf of Maori Trusts and Incorporations.
With a hands on practical approach, Stef remains actively involved in the commercial, carbon, manuka honey and native restoration spheres of operation. Hardwood Management has developed relationships with trusted professional contractors that deliver at scale with excellent results.