Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association of NZ (WPMA)
The merger of the WPA and PMA was completed and the WPMA legally came into existence on 1 July 2014.
Our 2017/18 Board Members are: Brian Stanley (Chair) Tom Boon (Deputy Chair), Owen Griffiths, Alan Hartley, Doug Ducker, Tim Rigter, Mark Taylor, Gary Caulfield, Alan Bones, Mark Hansen and Jon Ryder.
The WPMA Executive Office is staffed by Dr Jon Tanner Chief Executive, Jeff Parker Technical Manager, Jeanette Sutherland Company Secretary and Debbie Fergie as Promotions Manager will be focusing on promotions, events and sponsorship.
Whilst the staffing number hasn’t grown, our coverage now spans the whole value chain post-forest gate. The Board believes that there are great opportunities with this link-up to develop more cooperative and collegial relationships along the supply chain with links extending into forest-growing. WPMA currently has a group working on strategy that aims to create the environment for these new relationships to flourish.
The Official Launch of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (WPMA) was held on 4 September at Deloitte House in Wellington.