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. Allan is currently the industry representative on the Operational Advisory Group of the NZ Forest Industry Safety Council. 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

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


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 South Canterbury. After finishing High School, Aaron became Rotorua based, living in the Central North Island and completed his National Diploma in Forestry Management at Waiariki School of Forestry. After spending several years in forestry and timber remanufacturing in NZ, Australia and the Philippines he joined the family business in 2006. He is directly responsible for logging operations in the South Canterbury / North Otago regions.

Contact Details
+64 274 321 813

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

Neil Goldie (MNZIF)

Operations Manager - General

Neil left school and worked in a timber mill, before joining the government and embarking on a career spanning 20 years in an investigative compliance roll. The complex range of people skills he gained are highly beneficial in his current role. Prior to becoming an operations manager for Laurie Forestry, Neil was seconded to assist in the Christchurch post earthquake rebuild in the construction sector managing repair contract crews. He has been heavily involved in the New Zealand tourism industry for many years with an ongoing passion as a part time fishing guide. The wealth of experience gained working with people right through his career has allowed Neil to effectively manage harvesting operations all the while ensuring customers aspirations are met or exceeded .

Contact Details
+64 274 321 403

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
+64 3 689 8333

Anne Thorn

Administration - Log Tracking

Anne joined the Laurie Forestry team in Nov 2016 with 35 years of office experience. Anne's main roles are log tracking, a support role with data entry and general office duties.

Contact Details
+64 3 689 8333


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."