Board Members

Forest Growers Research Ltd

Barry Murphy

Acting Chair – PF Olsen

Barry Murphy is General Manager Investments and New Business at PF Olsen. He has a background in both forest management and financial management. He has worked in forest management related roles with Rayonier, Fletcher Challenge Forests, Chandler Fraser Keating and PF Olsen. His experience in financial/accounting has been gained from roles with Coopers and Lybrand, ANZ, Fletcher Challenge Forests and PF Olsen. He is a Director of Radiata Breeding Company Ltd. He has degree qualifications in forestry and accounting/finance and is a member of the NZ Institute of Forestry and of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Peter Berg

Kerry Ellem

Hancocks Forest Management (NZ) Ltd

Kerry Ellem is the General Manager of Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Limited. He has a background in Forestry, Forest products processing and Sales and Marketing and has held senior management positions though out New Zealand and Internationally in Europe, South America and the United States of America. He is a Director of the Radiata Pine Breeding Company and is a member of the New Zealand Forest Owners Association Executive Council and Director of The Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco).  He is a Registered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry and a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Grant Dodson

City Forests Limited

Grant Dodson is the Chief Executive of City Forests Limited, a company within the Dunedin City Holdings Group. In addition he is the current Chairman of the Southern Wood Council and is a member of the Forest Owners Association Executive and a Board member of Forest Growers Research Ltd.

Grant has worked in the forest and wood products industry for over 30 years in both New Zealand and Australia. He has been the CEO of City Forests for the last 12 years and prior to that had a 15 year career with Carter Holt Harvey primarily in Harvesting and Wood Supply, Plywood and Sawn Timber.

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