Our People

Paul Adams

Mobile: +64 27 530 4051

Amanda Brake


DDI:  +64 7 921 7246

Keith Raymond

Keith Raymond is the Programme Manager of the Automation and Robotics PGP Research Partnership. Keith joined Future Forests Research Ltd in 2008 as Harvesting Theme Leader. His role over the last nine years has involved managing the harvesting research programme and working with industry members.

He also manages the interface between the research providers and the forest industry end-users through research programme workshops, Technical Steering Team meetings and research reviews and reporting.

Mobile: +64 27 438 5233

Marco Lausberg

Marco Lausberg is the Programme Manager of the Specialty Wood Products Partnership. His role includes supporting the science leaders to develop annual research work programmes and budgets and securing the approval of these through both the Technical Steering Team (TST) and the Programme Steering Group (PSG). Also reviewing progress against project milestones and communicating research results to investors and stakeholders on a regular basis.

Mobile: +64 21 273 7575

Russell Burton

Russell Burton is the Programme Manager for the Tissue Culture for 21st Century Forests Programme. He works with the science and technical and industry advisory teams to maximise the opportunity for this programme to deliver on its aim to utilise somatic embryogenesis to create even greater value for the New Zealand commercial forestry industry.

Mobile:  +64 21 273 7575

Brian Richardson

Dr Brian Richardson commenced as leader of the new Precision Silviculture Programme on 10 May. Brian brings over 39 years of experience in forest research, with a particular focus on forest establishment, vegetation management, pest management and biosecurity. He has led numerous large programmes and brings management experience and has previously managed research teams across the forest growing value chain.

Mobile: +64 21 913 221

Amanda, Keith, Marco, Russell and Brian are all based at the Forest Owners Association – Forest Growers Research office in Rotorua.

PF Olsen Building
99 Sala Street
Rotorua 3010
New Zealand

Ph: +64 7 921 1883

General enquiries:  forestgrowersresearch@fgr.nz