Chairman, Wood Council of New Zealand
Brian has an extensive senior management background in the forestry and pulp and paper industries in New Zealand. Following a 15 year career with the NZ Forest Service Brian joined Tasman Pulp & Paper Company Limited in 1978 where he held various senior operational management roles over a 22 year period. In early 2000 Brian joined the Carter Holt Harvey group where he is currently employed as General Manager Fibre for what is now Oji Fibre Solutions.
Brian is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry and the current Chairman of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand. In 1997 Brian was appointed to the NZ Fire Service Commission where he served as Deputy Chairman until completion of his appointed term. Brian is a Past President of the United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand and has served as a Director on a number of company boards as well as Chairman and Trustee on a number of Maori Trusts. Brian has recently been appointed to the Board of the NZ International Business Forum.