STRONG LOCAL FOCUS AND WORLDWIDE CONNECTION

China Forestry Group’s New Zealand team was established in 2013. From 2016, the team was expanded to include a range of local and international operations staff. This team has strengthened the business and remains committed to further improving China Forestry Group New Zealand’s business relationships and results.

OPERATIONS TEAM

HENRY LIN: BOARD CHAIRMAN

Henry’s industry knowledge and experience was honed through working with leading forestry companies both in China and Australasia over the past decade. He came to New Zealand in 1999, graduated from Waikato University and started his career in Christchurch. This was followed by senior forestry positions in China, before he returned to New Zealand as CEO of China Forestry Group NZ. Henry is respected in the industry for his strategic, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to business, on top of a great passion for the forestry industry. Henry has the vision to make China Forestry Group New Zealand a global industry leader.

JUSTIN CHEN: MANAGING DIRECTOR

Justin is an experienced commercial manager, specialising in primary industries. He currently leads our New Zealand management team. Justin completed a Bachelor of Law degree at Zhejiang University in China. He soon moved into general management roles and has been in his current role with China Forestry Group NZ since 2017. Justin is closely connected to the Chinese market, and has significant experience in forest product trading in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. With his solid background in international trade and logistics, Justin also oversees the development of our export business from Australia.

STEVE WALKER: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Steve has vast experience in commercial management and business leadership in primary industries. He holds a Bachelor of Forest Science from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Deakin University. He held a range of increasingly senior forestry roles in Australia, before coming to New Zealand in 2015. He joined China Forest Group NZ in 2016. Steve’s key responsibilities include overseeing operations at the company’s forests; managing forest management contracts across New Zealand; and overseeing export operations in Wellington, New Plymouth, Tauranga and Marsden Point. He is also active in advancing business development.

YUXIA SUN: DIRECTOR

Yuxia holds two degrees from UK universities – a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Warwick and a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Keele. He started his career in consulting and finance before joining China Forestry Group NZ in 2014. In his current role, Yuxia assists the Managing Director with the day-to-day details of the company’s complex operations. He is actively involved with company sales, trading and HR, as well as contributing at a strategic level and regularly reporting back to our parent company, China Forestry Group Corporation.

REGIONAL MANAGERS

ROWAN STRUTHERS: FORESTRY MANAGER/CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

Rowan has been working in New Zealand Forestry since 1990. He gained his Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of Canterbury, and completed a Diploma in Marketing and Logistics as well as a Management Certificate at Henley Management College, UK. His career in forestry saw him work in Kawerau, Taupo, Murupara, Rotorua, Auckland, Whangarei and Tauranga, in roles ranging from forest supervisor through to HR and a succession of senior management roles in companies such as Tasman Forestry, Hancock Forest Management NZ and Fletcher Challenge Forests. He joined China Forestry Group NZ in 2019.

SCOTT GORDON: SOUTHERN NORTH ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

Scott found his niche in forestry in 1989, initially concentrating on harvesting he soon progressed into management of large land conversions, harvesting and silviculture programmes. During his long career at Ernslaw One Limited, he has managed forests in many North Island areas, gaining valuable experience facilitating forest improvements, environmental projects and Iwi relationships. Scott joined China Forestry Group NZ in 2018. He holds a National Diploma in Agriculture, National Certificate’s in Silviculture & Establishment, Harvesting, Forest management and Health & Safety.

MATT PEDERSEN: NORTHLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

Matt started in forestry at an early age, progressing to more senior roles, running silviculture and harvesting crews, as well as being a part owner in a harvesting crew. In recent years, he has focused on harvesting management, then moved into distribution, wood flow and then port and shipping operations. His career includes significant forestry experience in Germany and Austria, and tenures in New Zealand with Hancock Forestry Management and PF Olsen, before joining China Forestry Group NZ in 2017. He holds a National Diploma in Forestry Management from the Waiariki Institute of Technology.

EXPORT LOGISTICS & MARKETING TEAM

ERIC CAI

MIUMIU WU

LAUCHIE WESTON

ACCOUNTING TEAM

JENNY XUAN: ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Jenny leads the New Zealand accounting and finance team. She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from the Auckland University of Technology and has over a decade’s experience leading a range of projects for both PwC and GE Healthcare in Beijing. This experience is valuable in ensuring that the complex accounting processes required at China Forestry Group NZ are implemented effectively for the company and its clients. Jenny is a full member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) and also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

WILSON ZHOU

BJERRE FU

STRONG LOCAL FOCUS AND WORLDWIDE CONNECTION

China Forestry Group’s New Zealand team was established in 2013. From 2016, the team was expanded to include a range of local and international operations staff. This team has strengthened the business and remains committed to further improving China Forestry Group New Zealand’s business relationships and results.

OPERATIONS TEAM

HENRY LIN: BOARD CHAIRMAN

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Henry’s industry knowledge and experience was honed through working with leading forestry companies both in China and Australasia over the past decade. He came to New Zealand in 1999, graduated from Waikato University and started his career in Christchurch. This was followed by senior forestry positions in China, before he returned to New Zealand as CEO of China Forestry Group NZ. Henry is respected in the industry for his strategic, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to business, on top of a great passion for the forestry industry. Henry has the vision to make China Forestry Group New Zealand a global industry leader.

JUSTIN CHEN: MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Justin is an experienced commercial manager, specialising in primary industries. He currently leads our New Zealand management team. Justin completed a Bachelor of Law degree at Zhejiang University in China. He soon moved into general management roles and has been in his current role with China Forestry Group NZ since 2017. Justin is closely connected to the Chinese market, and has significant experience in forest product trading in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. With his solid background in international trade and logistics, Justin also oversees the development of our export business to Australia.

STEVE WALKER: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Steve has vast experience in commercial management and business leadership in primary industries. He holds a Bachelor of Forest Science from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Deakin University. He held a range of increasingly senior forestry roles in Australia, before coming to New Zealand in 2015. He joined China Forest Group NZ in 2016. Steve’s key responsibilities include overseeing operations at the company’s forests; managing forest management contracts across New Zealand; and overseeing export operations in Wellington, New Plymouth, Tauranga and Marsden Point. He is also active in advancing business development.

YUXIA SUN: DIRECTOR

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Yuxia holds two degrees from UK universities – a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Warwick and a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Keele. He started his career in consulting and finance before joining China Forestry Group NZ in 2014. In his current role, Yuxia assists the Managing Director with the day-to-day details of the company’s complex operations. He is actively involved with company sales, trading and HR, as well as contributing at a strategic level and regularly reporting back to our parent company, China Forestry Group Corporation.

REGIONAL MANAGERS

ROWAN STRUTHERS: FORESTRY MANAGER/CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

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Rowan has been working in New Zealand Forestry since 1990. He gained his Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of Canterbury, and completed a Diploma in Marketing and Logistics as well as a Management Certificate at Henley Management College, UK. His career in forestry saw him work in Kawerau, Taupo, Murupara, Rotorua, Auckland, Whangarei and Tauranga, in roles ranging from forest supervisor through to HR and a succession of senior management roles in companies such as Tasman Forestry, Hancock Forest Management NZ and Fletcher Challenge Forests. He joined China Forestry Group NZ in 2019.

SCOTT GORDON: SOUTHERN NORTH ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

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Scott found his niche in forestry in 1989, initially concentrating on harvesting he soon progressed into management of large land conversions, harvesting and silviculture programmes. During his long career at Ernslaw One Limited, he has managed forests in many North Island areas, gaining valuable experience facilitating forest improvements, environmental projects and Iwi relationships. Scott joined China Forestry Group NZ in 2018. He holds a National Diploma in Agriculture, National Certificate’s in Silviculture & Establishment, Harvesting, Forest management and Health & Safety.

MATT PEDERSEN: NORTHLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

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Matt started in forestry at an early age, progressing to more senior roles, running silviculture and harvesting crews, as well as being a part owner in a harvesting crew. In recent years, he has focused on harvesting management, then moved into distribution, wood flow and then port and shipping operations. His career includes significant forestry experience in Germany and Austria, and tenures in New Zealand with Hancock Forestry Management and PF Olsen, before joining China Forestry Group NZ in 2017. He holds a National Diploma in Forestry Management from the Waiariki Institute of Technology.

EXPORT LOGISTICS & MARKETING TEAM

ERIC CAI: MARKETING MANAGER

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MIUMIU WU

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LAUCHIE WESTON

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ACCOUNTING TEAM

JENNY XUAN: ACCOUNTING MANAGER

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Jenny leads the New Zealand accounting and finance team. She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from the Auckland University of Technology and has over a decade’s experience leading a range of projects for both PwC and GE Healthcare in Beijing. This experience is valuable in ensuring that the complex accounting processes required at China Forestry Group NZ are implemented effectively for the company and its clients. Jenny is a full member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) and also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

WILSON ZHOU

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BJERRE FU

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