Executive Council


The New Zealand Forest Owners Association is administered by a National Executive Council of elected and appointed members which meets quarterly to deal with the wide range of issues affecting commercial plantation forestry in New Zealand.

President and Vice President

  • President: Phil Taylor, Port Blakely
  • Vice President: Grant Dodson, City Forests 

Elected Members:

  • Brendan Slui, Rayonier Matariki
  • Tim Sandall, Pac Pac Forest Products 
  • Sean McBride, Juken New Zealand
  • Lees Seymour, Nelson Forests
  • Steve Chandler, Tasman Pine
  • Te Kapunga Dewes, PF Olsen
  • Steve Walker, China Forestry Company

By Appointment:

  • Dean Witehera, Timberlands
  • Kerry Ellem, Hancock Forest Management

Committee Meetings

Wellington (FOA Boardroom)
Date: 12 November 2020