We are a diverse and highly skilled team, some of whom have been with the company since its beginnings, over 30 years ago. Diversity in our business and our people is one of the reasons for our success. With a virtual United Nations of employees – including Austrian, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Malaysian, Māori, Nepalese, South African and Canadian - we embrace our differences and learn from each other.
We are down to earth, flexible and open to change. We place a strong focus on communication and welcome everyone’s contribution. We adapt and progress to continually evolve and grow, introducing smart technologies and operational processes to keep us at the forefront of the forestry industry. Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. We always try to do the right thing and, we own our mistakes.
Our highly experienced leadership team is made up of industry veterans with specific areas of knowledge and expertise.
Darren has a wealth of experience in all facets of forestry operations having been in the industry for 30 years. He has a long history with Ernslaw One, spending the early part of his career with the company and then returning to the organisation more recently.Read More
Phil got his first taste of the forestry industry working with NZ Forest Service in 1974 in Tapanui and Invercargill. After graduating from a forestry degree in 1982 he worked for forestry companies in the North and South Island...Read More
Steven joined Ernslaw One in 2013 after graduating from Auckland University. He is responsible for the overall management of Oregon Group’s (Ernslaw’s parent company) finance function including cashflow, financial reporting...Read More
Bill knew after a short stint working for the New Zealand Forestry Service in the school holidays that this was the career for him. He completed his forestry degree in 1989.Read More
Originally trained as a civil engineer, Steve started in forestry as a roading engineer in 1994. He then became involved with harvest engineering and began to learn about the forestry industry from the ground up... literally.Read More
Peter joined Ernslaw One in 2003 after working in British Columbia as a Registered Professional Geoscientists in forest hydrology and geotechique.Read More
Ange has been in the forestry industry for more than 25 years and joined Ernslaw One in 2020. She is responsible for the development and delivery of people policies and processes including leadership development...Read More
James joined Ernslaw One in 2021 having spent 18 years in the forestry industry. Starting out with planting gum trees in Southland, he has held various roles throughout the forest cycle including managing lumber export...Read More
Nurturing our people to succeed is at the core of our business ethos. We invest in the training and development of each and every one of our people to encourage them to grow and reach their goals.