Other Board Members

About

Greg Mann (Director) has over 20 years of management experience in organisations that conduct research and develop and market valuable new products, services and technologies globally. Currently, he is the General Manager of ArborGen Australasia. ArborGen is the leading global supplier of conventional and advanced genetic tree seedlings to the forestry sector. Greg has a BSc (Hons) from Victoria University and has completed executive training programmes at Darden Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Colleen Neville (Waikato-Tainui) (Director) is the Rotorua-based Chief Executive Officer of Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited. She is a chartered accountant and has 18 years’ experience in a range of financial roles for national and international companies. Colleen has governance experience as a Director of Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited subsidiaries, Te Kakano Whakatipu Limited & Te Ohu Kaimoana Portfolio Management Services Limited, and a trustee for Poutama Trust. 

Dr Barry O'Neil (Director) is Chief Executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health, the kiwifruit biosecurity organisation that also leads the response to the vine disease Psa-V. Barry is the principal Director of Biosecurity NZ Ltd, a company specialising in biosecurity consultancy, and is an independent Director on Horticulture NZ, and the Bio-Protection Research Centre based in Lincoln. He also sits on the governance board of New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge. Barry's experience includes policy and international standard setting; trade negotiations; operational biosecurity risk-management activities involving the border, surveillance, response and eradication; and organisational change management. Barry also owns a kiwifruit orchard in Katikati.

Stana Pezic is currently Chief Financial Officer of CHT Healthcare Trust. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial management, general management, business planning and strategy, process change and information systems spanning a broad range of industries including forestry and wood processing. Her previous governance roles include six years as a director and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Plant and Food Research Ltd. Stana is a Chartered Accountant and has a BCom and DipBus from Auckland University.

Dr Jon Ryder (Director) is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Oji Fibre Solutions (Oji FS) - Pulp, Paper and Packaging and is directly responsible for all activities of these businesses: health safety and environment, EBIT, manufacturing, engineering, sales and marketing and strategic development. Jon has gained over 25 years’ experience in the forestry, pulp and paper business.  Jon’s interest in the industry started from his biochemistry degree from Manchester University and then a PhD from UMIST in Pulp and Paper Manufacturing.  His career has spanned international boundaries starting in the United Kingdom in technical and production management of fine coated papers mills, in New Zealand with packaging paper manufacturing at Kinleith and then pulp mill management experience at Tasman.  He also managed the Pulp and Paper Mills in Australia as well as sales and marketing functions for Australian Papers. Jon returned to New Zealand in 2012 to take up the challenge as CEO of the business formerly known as Carter Holt Harvey Pulp, Paper and Packaging.  The name changed to Oji Fibre Solutions (Oji FS) in November 2015 following the sale of the business on 1 December 2014 to a joint venture between Oji Holdings and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ).

Steve Wilson (Director) was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to industry and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management (Southern) and a Life Member of Plastics New Zealand. Steve is Executive Director and owner of Talbot Technologies Ltd, a technical plastics manufacturer based in Christchurch. His other current roles include Director, Holmes Solutions LP, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Product Accelerator, and advisory board member for Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury. Steve was one of the founders, and is a shareholder of, Powerhouse Ltd, a venture investment company. He began life as a mechanical engineer after graduating from Canterbury University with a B.E. (1st Class Hons) and started in business as a design engineer when at the age of 23 he became CEO of a manufacturing engineering company. Steve has had 34 years’ experience as a CEO of companies primarily in the garments and plastics industries. He has also had 28 years’ experience in governance roles. Mr Wilson commenced on 1 July 2016.