Jason Wilson
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Jason Wilson

Ministry for Primary Industries / Manatū Ahu Matua

Deputy director general, Te Uru Rākau (NZ Forest Service)

  • Appointed early 2020 as director of sector investment at Te Uru Rākau/NZ Forest Service.
  • Led strengthening of forestry and wood processing supply chain, and worked on the Forestry and Wood Products Industry Transformation Plan.
  • Sold prefabricated timber solutions to builders in the 1990s, then held senior leadership roles with wood product manufacturers and distributors.
  • More than 25 years’ experience in the forestry and wood processing sector in Australia and NZ.


Carter Holt Harvey
Strategic Development Manager, National Sales Manager - Building Supplies
Oct 2003 - Jul 2011
Samling Group of Companies
General Manager - Australian Wood Panels
Jul 2012 - Dec 2013
Brickworks Building Products
General Manager (Auswest Timbers)
Dec 2013 - Aug 2018
Timberlink Australia I New Zealand
Chief Operations Officer
Aug 2018 - Nov 2019
Ministry for Primary Industries / Manatū Ahu Matua
Deputy Director General (Te Uru Rakau - New Zealand Forest Service), Director - Sector Investment (Te Uru Rakau)
Mar 2020 - Present

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