An Innovative New Zealand Forestry Management and Investment Business
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. We nurture emerging foresters with our (Scholarship programme). Media Release
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 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.
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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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Shaun brings 35 years of forestry experience in operational and senior leadership roles. His special areas of expertise are harvest planning, roading, domestic market conversion and general woodflow management. He is a dedicated professional with a wide range of forestry experience to back him up. Contact Shaun for consulting, harvest management, harvesting and marketing advice.
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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.
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IFS Growth proudly supports the future of the forestry industry with our scholarship initiative. It’s open to all students of forestry related disciplines. Successful recipients gain a powerful kick-start into the world of forestry with cash towards course tuition fees, work experience opportunities and entry into the company’s graduate career programme.
What a great bunch, we salute them. They may have a bit of study to go. But we’re already excited, thinking about what this crew will bring to our team in future.
4th year University of Canterbury Honours student, Rhys is an outdoor junkie and a people person, with a drive to succeed. The hard working academic has gone the extra mile with an honours paper. He’s a team player, and comes from a background in agriculture. Rhys is chomping at the bit, to get stuck in his forestry career, and is especially keen to explore carbon forestry, technological R&D, and to help the industry improve its image.
Studying forestry was a natural choice for Grace, now in her 2nd year at University of Canterbury. All-rounder Grace loves the outdoors and NZ bush. She keeps fit and healthy. Loves tramping, skiing, swimming, as well as the arts, singing and dance. Deeply passionate about ecology, conservation and sustainability, Grace is motivated to learn as much as possible at university. Equipping herself to meet the challenges ahead for the Forestry industry, especially through innovation and environmental responsibility.
Dan’s taken his natural affinity with wood to the next level. The 3rd year University of Canterbury student previously owned a successful building company. A pragmatist who understands the value of people, Dan’s ready to take on the future challenges of forestry. Eager to build on his experience, passion for wood, and commercial skills, Dan has management in his sights. In the meantime he can’t wait to jump in and gather up as much experience as possible in his new chosen industry.