An Innovative New Zealand Forestry Management and Investment Business
We employ top operators – over 400 crew and contractors throughout NZ. 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.
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.
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…
Meet IFS founder Dan – leading light and 3rd generation forester. Dan’s 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
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.
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Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ.
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 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.
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Des is a the New Business Manager for IFS Growth with forestry in his blood. He followed his grandfather and father into the industry over 40 years ago. Today he brings his vast knowledge of the sector to help IFS Growth seek out opportunities to provide the best service we can to our clients. Des shares his exceptional wealth of experience right across the business. Talk to Des in particular about new business opportunities, forest investment (M&A), business development, and forestry consulting.
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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
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.
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