9-10 August 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand + Virtual Online

Carbon Forestry 2022 Livestream

Tuesday 9 August 2022 | 12.20pm - 5.15pm (NZST)
Wednesday 10 August 2022 | 8.00am - 12.55pm (NZST)

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Event Speakers

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    David Brand
    New Forests, Australia

    David Brand founded New Forests in 2005 and leads the company’s investment programs as Chief Executive Officer. David has over 40 years’ experience in forestry investment, forest management, science, and public policy. David is dedicated to innovative, responsible investment strategies in the forest sector and associated assets, including infrastructure, wood processing, and environmental markets.

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    Stephen Walter
    General Manager, Emissions Budgets, Adaptation, and Markets,
    Climate Change Commission

    Within the Climate Change Commission, Stephen is responsible for the delivery of our advice to Government. In his public service career, Stephen has been fortunate enough to be able to contribute to a number of key pieces of New Zealand's climate change architecture.

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    Oliver Hendrickson
    Director, Forestry & Land Management,
    Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

    Oliver has responsibility for the operation of the Emissions Trading Scheme for Forestry, the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry and administration of the Forests Act. He works regularly with foresters and processors, e-NGOs, councils and landowners to facilitate better environmental and productive land-use outcomes with a strong focus on afforestation options for highly erodible land.

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    Dana Muir
    Head of Natural Capital,

    Dana Muir is Head of Natural Capital at BNZ. She is passionately focussed on supporting NZ farmers and growers as they shape the future of NZ agribusiness, particularly as they continuously evolve their sustainability credentials.

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    Colin Jacobs
    General Manager,
    Lewis Tucker

    Colin joined Drylandcarbon in 2019 having previously spent 7 years leading teams across the energy and logistics sectors in New Zealand and the UK. Drylandcarbon was successfully fully committed in early 2022 and Colin has now moved to Lewis Tucker who have established a second Partnership to deliver carbon sequestration and forestry outcomes for its investors.

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    Keith Woodford
    Managing Director,
    AgriFood Systems Ltd

    Keith Woodford is Managing Director of AgriFood Systems Ltd, and holds an honorary position at Lincoln University as Professor of AgriFood Systems. In a long and diverse career, Keith has worked in many countries on land use issues, rural development issues and agrifood systems.

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    Matthew Cowie
    Director - Climate Change and Sustainability Services,
    Ernst Young

    Matthew Cowie is a Director within the Climate Change and Sustainability Services group at EY New Zealand. Matthew was also previously the global head of carbon market research for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in London.

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    Susan Kilsby
    Agriculture Economist,
    ANZ Bank

    In Susan’s role as Agricultural Economist for ANZ she is responsible for research on New Zealand’s primary sector and also sustainability.

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    Nigel Brunel
    Head of Commodities,

    Nigel founded and leads Jarden’s institutional commodities business in New Zealand and Australia. He has a vast amount of cross-market experience, with a focus on renewables.He is currently studying his masters in Climate Change Science & Policy at Victoria University

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    Dan Williams
    Anderson Lloyd

    Dan is a partner at national law firm Anderson Lloyd. Dan specialises in forestry law including acquisitions and disposals of forestry estates, and general estate management issues.

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    Aaron Tuohy
    Client Director, Institutional Banking,

    Aaron is a Client Director at BNZ Institutional, managing a portfolio of some of NZ’s largest post farm gate Primary, Agri and Diversified corporates.

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    Tara O'Shea
    Business Development Director, Forest & Land Use Programmes,
    Planet Labs

    United States

    Tara is the Senior Director of Forests & Land Use at Planet, and is passionate about realigning natural and human systems to forge more sustainable models of economic development, and has worked across the academic, nonprofit, finance and technology sectors towards this end.

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    David Herries
    General Manger,

    David has been instrumental in developing Interpine’s strong reputation as an integrated measurement and database solution provider and while overseeing the day to day management of the company.

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    Kelly Forster
    Programme Director,
    He Waka Eke Noa

    Kelly Forster is the Programme Director for He Waka Eke Noa. Since programme establishment she has headed up the small dedicated programme office that provides direction, coordination and support to the programme’s 13 Partners.

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    Sean Weaver
    Ekos Kāmahi Ltd

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    Matt Walsh
    Managing Director,
    NZ Carbon Farming