Jon Ryder


Dr Jon Ryder (Director) is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS) - 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 30 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 (OjiFS) 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).