The FOMS board is made up of five directors. Two non-executive directors including chairman Adam Gresham and Jeff Whitlock, and three executive directors, Chris Maher, Marcus Musson and Dan Gaddum.
A brief resume of each board member of FOMS is as follows:
Chris Maher – NZCF, Director
Chris has had 35 years’ working experience within the forest industry, of which 28 has been directly involved with the supervision, planning and managing, harvesting and road construction operations, often in steep and sensitive areas. Chris holds an NZCF, has a national certificate in Harvesting, he attended the NZFEI at Canterbury University, and has achieved qualification as a trainer and assessor for harvesting modules.
Chris is well versed in every aspect of harvesting from appraisal to purchase, harvest planning, roading, RMA and HSE issues, transport and logistics, through to sales and reconciliation.
Marcus Musson – B.for.sc(hons), Director
Marcus joined FOMS as an Operations Manager in 2006 before becoming a shareholder and director in 2007.
Marcus holds a Bachelor of Forest Science with honors from Canterbury University and specializes in steep slope cable harvesting, marketing and value recovery initiatives.
Dan Gaddum – B.for.sc, MBA, Managing Director
Dan holds a Bachelor of Forest Science a diploma in Marketing and Logistics and an MBA from Henley University. He has over 16 years’ experience in the Management of predominantly steep land Forests in New Zealand. He was a recipient of the Rayonier and Holt Forests Trust Scholarships.
Dan is the current Managing Director or FOMS.
Adam Gresham – BBS (Finance), Dip Tech (Post grad)
Adam is the Managing Director of the Kiwi Lumber Group which is a saw milling company with three plants throughout the North Island. In January 2015 Adam was appointed Board Chairman.
Adam has vertically integrated interests in the Forestry related industry including promoting several Forestry Partnerships and as a shareholder of saw milling, harvesting & marketing, re-manufacturing, post manufacturing and building supplies businesses and is a recent past Director of the Wood Processors Association. He brings significant business experience and acumen to the FOMS board.
Jeff Whitlock – CA, BBS
Jeff is an independent Director. He is a partner in Moore Stephens Markhams, Chartered Accountants based in Wanganui, and as board member and company secretary brings strong financial management and governance to FOMS.