Managing Director and 50% shareholder in Rosvall Sawmill Ltd. We are a successful pruned sawmill located in Whangarei with export markets in Australia, USA and Pacific Islands.
I have served on the WPA board before from 2007 to 2012. I joined the board at a time when LOSP treatment in house framing was an issue and I was keen to assist with the working groups to lead the Industry to a better place being the whole development and acceptance of dry boron treatment for NZ house frames.
My interest in serving on the WPMA board again with a particular interest in working with Industry Leaders and Government connections in relation to Security of Supply of our forests to wood processors.
I have good connections with Maori Land owners in Northland and am aware of some of the opportunities this brings to our industry.
My general knowledge is extensive of the whole industry and am very aware how we are all rather inter-dependant on each other for growth to happen and successful business to succeed.
I have had a life time experience working in the wood processing industry with a lot of experience around Treating, Milling and Marketing from a pruned sawmill.
My strong interest in R&D included five years on the SWI (Solid Wood Initiative) board which was a Science consortia working in the wood processing space.
I am also trained in accountancy but wear my sawmill wood processing hat most of the time.