Executive Committee

The NZ Arb Executive Committee is comprised of up to 12 members and meets quarterly each year. They direct the activities and affairs of the Association, as well as oversighting the various portfolios, sub-committees, work groups and liasions/reps. They also manage the Strategy Plan.

The NZ Arb membership has elected the following members to the Executive Committee.


President: William Melville (Wellington) – President’s Duties

Vice-President: Jaiden Palmer (Auckland) – Vice-President’s Duties

Treasurer: Cameron Mitchell (Wellington) – Treasurer’s Duties


Secretary:  – Secretary’s Duties

Jaiden Palmer (Auckland)

Craig de Denus (Wellington)

Richard Walsh (Nelson)

David James (Blenheim)

Leon Saxon (Auckland)

David Spencer (Wellington)

Mark Roberts (Dunedin)

Erika Commers (Auckland)

Howell Davies (Auckland)

NZ Arb would like to thank the following organisations for supporting the Association through allowing their employees the time and resources to serve on the NZ Arb Executive Committee:

Arb Innovations, Bark, David James Tree Services, Franklin Tree Services, Nelson Tree Specialists, Tree Fellas, Treescape, Wellington City Council, Arborlab

Executive Committee Meetings 2018

The NZ Arb Executive Meeting usually meets four times per year – typically November, February, May and August.

The 4 meeting cycle starts after the new Executive Committee is elected at the AGM in October/November.

2018 Executive Meeting Dates

Meeting 1: Friday 23 February 2018, Wellington

Meeting 2: Friday 25 May 2018, Auckland

Meeting 3: Friday 24 August 2018, TBC

Meeting 4: Conference 8-10 November 2018 in Dunedin

2017 Executive Meeting Dates

Meeting 4: 30th November  / 1st December 2017

Members wishing to make submissions to the EC meeting’s agenda under General Business, must contact the Secretary at least two weeks prior to the above meeting dates.


To contact any Executive Committee member, please email info@nzarb.org.nz
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