Image URLSpeaker ClennettCEOHiringa EnergyNew ZealandAndrew is an experienced energy executive with over 25 years ofinternational experience. As CEO of Hiringa Energy, Andrew is bringing hydrogen technology to the forefront in New Zealand and Australia's energy transition. DaviesCOOISONew ZealandAndrew has been within the logistics field for the last 15 years and has had extensive experience managing Port based Oil & Gas, mining, warehousing and transport operations in Australia. ISO Limited is at the forefront of providing a safer working environment and increasing efficiencies in truck movement and material handling. RobertsHarvest Optimisation ManagerForicoAustraliaBen is the Harvesting Operations Manager for the North East region. He has been in Tasmania for the year 20 years in a range of operational and planning roles for private and industrial forestry estates. Ben grew up living near the forests across regional Victoria and completed a B.For.Sc at Melbourne University. KingGroup General ManagerTR Group LtdNew ZealandBrendan has nearly 30 years in transport. As Group General Manager, he has oversight of all TR operational facets in NZ and Australia. TR are driven to become the best in the world at Renting & Leasing Trucks and Trailers and believes decarbonising the transport industry will make a positive difference for our climate. BrilhartVP of Strategic PartnershipRobotic Research | RRAIUSASpeaker WebsiteOver the last 20 years, Bryan has become a leader in unmanned vehicle experience across air and ground vehicles. He led the New Flyer program that developed the first autonomous bus in North America and continues to develop, produce, and deploy ground control stations for a variety of UAV platforms. PorteousGeneral ManagerAFCAAustraliaSpeaker Website brings more than 12 years experience in the forestry industry and has worked in all aspects of the value chain. Carlie recognises that driving real change in business culture and achieving real commercial outcomes requires vulnerability, transparency and great communication skills - including the most important skill of all, listening. BussingerCEOWoodtech S.AChileCarlos has been the CEO since 2013 leads the team in developing cutting-edge technology solutions for the forestry industry. Based in Chile, they enable a better management and a sustainable use of resources in the industry through the Digital Transformation. WatsonGeneral Manager APACRemsoftNew ZealandSpeaker WebsiteCorinne is responsible for ensuring forestry companies and their key partners across NZ, Australia and Asia are able to plan ahead, mitigating risks and maximise value. With a background in transport, Corinne thrives on seeking out the business challenge and finding an enduring solution which is simple, scaleable and repeatable. HerdGeneral Manager - Plantation PerformanceForico Pty LimitedAustraliaSpeaker WebsiteDarren oversees the operational planning, roading, harvest, haulage and plantation establishment operations across their plantation estate. Darren is passionate about the role that Forestry will play in contributing to providing meaningful climate and environmental solutions. HuttonManaging DirectorANC Forestry GroupAustraliaDaryl has been involved in the harvesting and haulage of plantation timber since 1996 and specialises in cable logging on the very steep and difficult terrain. He recently introduced new innovation for the safer cartage of logs though a lower centre of gravity unit and superior load restraint systems. FraserProduct ManagerISONew ZealandDavid's role at ISO is to maximise the value of technology with their clients. David has recently focused on the use of Fixed and Mobile Robotic Scaling technology, automate the counting and scanning of logs onto vessels and the integration of Mobile Harbour cranes at ports. JollGM Forest LogisticsTrimble ForestryNew ZealandDavid has worked for Trimble Forestry's Logistics team since the acquisition of Asset Forestry Ltd in 2013 and manages their APAC and European operations and software license customers. He is heavily involved with the Global Product Management to design the future Trimble Logistics offerings.
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Transport Data AnalystOrana EnterprisesAustraliaBorn and raised in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, Francis began his career as a transport planner and has a background in telematic system development. Francis works for Orana Enterprises as a Transport Data Analyst and deals with quota management, transport compliance & business system development. WishartGM InnovationHW Richardson Group LimitedNew ZealandGareth leads HWR's technology developments in scheduling and optimisation, deployments of in-cab technology and alternative fuel systems. This includes the development of HWR’s refuelling and production Hydrogen project in Southland. BrownManaging DirectorWoodhill Consulting LtdNew ZealandIan has more than 40 years’ experience in harvesting, transport, marketing, forest management, and commercial forest development. Ian retired from full time work as the CEO of Aratu Forests in late 2020 to pursue aspects of forestry that he was personally interested in, through his company Woodhill Consulting Ltd. AugustynGM Business Performance ImprovementC3New ZealandJan joined C3 in 2019 as the General Manager Business Performance Improvement and is responsible for the business improvement, fleet, PMO, business intelligence and product development departments. Before C3, Jan has had 14 years of experience in Logistic and Supply Chain Management and optimisation. ForsythGeneral ManagerJanus Electric LtdAustraliaSpeaker Website the Co-Founder of Janus Electric, Lex brings with him a wealth of knowledge, gained over 27 years, of energy supply to large transport & logistics businesses in Australia and the US. Lex understands the fundamental costs of running a transport business, which was the key driver behind the electrification business model LeggettChief ExecutiveIa Ara Aotearoa Transporting New ZealandNew ZealandSpeaker WebsiteNick took up the role of chief executive of the Road Transport Forum New Zealand (RTF) in December 2018. Nick has had a distinguished career in local government, serving two terms as Mayor of Porirua City from 2010-16 and was at that time the youngest Mayor in New Zealand. Nick is a regular commentator in his own right on RNZ and Newstalk ZB. MahoneyLogging HistorianNew ZealandPaul Mahoney has for decades collected NZ forest industry history, especially interesting stories and images from early logging around the country. Paul has published a book, many articles and given over 100 talks to the industry. This has been a personal interest and hobby of Paul’s and forms part of his heritage job with the Department of Conservation and consultant with UNESCO. McDonaldHead of New BusinessHiringa EnergyNew ZealandRyan's career spans almost 20 years' of engineering consultancy principally in the energy and resources sector throughout Australasia. Ryan is a Chartered Professional Engineer who has spent much of his career executing concept development and feasibility studies as well as managing teams in the design and optimisation of onshore/offshore facilities across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. DiversRisk & Compliance ManagerDynes TransportNew ZealandSpeaker WebsiteStephen heads up Dynes' safety team, compliance activities and cadet programme and has a key mandate to keep people safe by not over complicating safety and to improve performance through innovation. Current legislative requirements are a blunt tool that are based upon assumptions. Dynes prefers active monitoring and developing actions that actually protect their valuable people. FennellManaging DirectorFennell ForestryAustraliaSpeaker WebsiteWendy is an influential Forest Industry Leader and is driven by her passion for harvesting and delivering high quality timber products in a productive and safe work environment. Wendy owns and manages Fennell Forestry, a South Australian based softwood harvest and transport company, and has won multiple industry awards, including Business Women of the Year in 2015.