Our Team

Allan Laurie (MNZIF)

Managing Director

As one of the longest serving Registered Forestry Consultants in New Zealand, Allan's expertise in a wide range of forestry disciplines is second to none. He began his career as a forest ranger for the NZ Forest Services in 1973 and has been instrumental in the growth of the log export industry in the Canterbury region. The success of his businesses has always been his keen sense of putting the clients first and helping them achieve both their immediate and long-term aspirations. Highly ethical, Allan instills in his team that honesty and professionalism comes first.

Contact Details
+64 274 321 420
allanl@laurieforestry.co.nz
 
 

Rodney Ryder

Woodflow Manager

Almost forty years in the industry brings some enviable experience and knowledge to the Laurie Forestry team. Rodney's career has spanned from sawmills, harvest planning to heavy haulage. A former forestry ranger and rural fire officer in the Nelson area, he joined the company in 2009 and is responsible for ensuring the wood reaches the markets and managing the flow of machinery to and from jobs. He also manages the companies Health and Safety programme as well as port operations in both Lyttelton and Timaru.

Contact Details
+64 274 321218
rodney@laurieforestry.co.nz

 
 

Aaron Laurie (Dip. For.)

Operations Manager Forests and Woodlots


Qualified in both forestry management and timber remanufacturing, Aaron grew up with forestry in his blood. His first job was at only 15 years old as a seasonal silviculture crew member in the South Canterbury / North Otago region. After spending several years in forestry and timber remanufacturing in Australia and the Philippines, he joined the family business and set up base in Woodend, North Canterbury. He is directly responsible for logging operations from Oamaru to North Canterbury and manages the company speciality timber yard in Waimate.

Contact Details
+64 274 321 813
aaronl@laurieforestry.co.nz
 
 

Kirsten Stuart, B.For.Sci (Hons)

Company Forester

Kirsten's passion for the forestry industry has seen her working for Laurie Forestry since her early 20's while she studied toward her Bachelor of Forestry Science attending the School of Forestry at the University of Cantebury. She joined the company full-time in November 2012 and is responsible for the monitoring and implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme regulations, trading and opening carbon credit accounts, and registering forests. Kirsten also manages the company stand record systems, undertakes field inventory and oversees the silviculture and planting operations in Canterbury.

Contact Details
+64 27 555 8548
kirsten@laurieforestry.co.nz
 
 

Charmaine Douglas

Administration Manager


She may prefer to keep a low profile but Charmaine's contribution to the Laurie Forestry team is critical. She is a highly experienced bookkeeper and office manager. Originally from Auckland, family commitments bought her to South Canterbury in 2003 and she has been managing all bookwork, reporting and customer accounts for our company since 2007. She is also the log tracking data entry manager ensuring all customers, contractors and forest owners information is entered correctly in our specifically designed forest industry software.

Contact Details
0064 3 689 8333
charmained@laurieforestry.co.nz
 
 

 

What our clients say

"Furthermore I have found Allan Laurie and his staff to be thoroughly knowledgeable of in all aspects of the New Zealand forestry industry, forestry valuations, planting, silviculture, harvesting consents and logging operations, log markets, carbon trading etc. as well as an extensive hands on involvement in China."