Team

An Innovative New Zealand Forestry Management and Investment Business

Forestry experts from the ground up.

We employ top operators – over 400 crew and contractors throughout New Zealand. Skilled dynamic workers who are key to safe efficient day-to-day operations. Highly capable management run our regions. Forestry professionals lead the way with diverse industry knowledge and experience.

Strong governance.

Our independent board of directors are respected industry leaders. Innovative thinkers, they have paved the way, for the successful expansion of IFS Growth. Forestry is our business. But business is at our core.

A team approach. 

Strong local focus, worldwide market knowledge, and extensive connections. Maximise your returns with New Zealand’s best little forestry company.  Unleash our capabilities today:

investment, forest management, harvesting, health & safety, environmental management,  forest valuations, mapping and more…  

Dan Minehan

Dan Minehan

Director of Strategy

RMNZIF

B.Com (Forestry)

Meet IFS founder Dan – leading light and 3rd generation forester. Dan had the vision to create an independent full service forestry business in the 1980s. He brings 30+ years of grass-roots industry skill and experience, and a killer strategic, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to business. As Director of Strategy, Dan’s input is invaluable for big picture planning across all forest projects.

M 027 205 4853

E dan@ifsgrowth.co.nz

James Treadwell

James Treadwell

CEO

RMNZIF (Current President NZIF).

B.ForSc / BA

James’ encyclopedic forestry industry knowledge and experience was honed in forests throughout Australasia over the past two decades. He’s highly strategic, with proven strengths in management, business development, on top of a great passion for the forestry industry. Contact CEO James for new business opportunities, and all aspects of high-level forest management and investment advice.

M 022 043 4511

E james@ifsgrowth.co.nz

Jenny Donnelly

Jenny Donnelly

Financial Controller

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ.

B.Com (Hons)

Finance guru Jenny has a rock solid background in financial accounting and audit across different sectors. She handles the financial management, reporting and external audit business for IFS Growth. Our highly competent finance professional brings systematic financial rigour to the business. Jenny is the master of well informed financial decision-making and client reporting.

Reece McKenzie

Reece McKenzie

Forest Manager

MNZIF

Reece is highly versed in all aspects of forest management. His invaluable know-how and expertise was built up working in operations throughout Southland. Over 13 years of hands-on forestry, management, and associated roading activities have equipped Reece very well to lead our southern-most forest projects.

M 027 205 4855

E reece@ifsgrowth.co.nz

John Hornby

John Hornby

Regional Manager; Nelson/Marlborough/ Northland

NZ Certificate of Forestry
Registered Member of NZ Institute of Forestry (RMNZIF)

John has vast knowledge of the forest industry; gained from over 35 years practical, supervisory and management experience working in both forest and harvesting operations throughout NZ. Today John heads our Nelson/Marlborough and Northland regions, utilizing his excellent management skills and high professional standards to add value to forestry ventures, for investors and landowners alike. Contact him for consulting, forest management, harvesting and marketing advice.

M 027 4444 564

E john@ifsgrowth.co.nz

Steve Coulston

Steve Coulston

Regional Manager; Central

MNZIF

With 30 years of experience under his belt, working across the industry, Steve’s focus is to deliver quality, practical forestry solutions. Talk to him about forest management, acquisitions, consultancy, greenfields forestry development, silviculture and all general forestry operations throughout the Central New Zealand.

Mobile: 027 447 7778

Email: steven@ifsgrowth.co.nz

Hamish Anderson

Hamish Anderson

Production Manager

Hamish’s hands on experience working in logging crews lodged him in great stead when he started with IFS Growth as Harvest Supervisor. Since Hamish began in 2012, he proved an asset to the company, as a motivated team player and with a stealth of knowledge, Hamish has quickly progressed to Production  Manager, overseeing our Southern harvesting operations.

M 027 224 3627

E hamish@ifsgrowth.co.nz