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: Seth Thompson (Auckland) – President’s Duties

Vice-President: Will Melville (Wellington) – Vice-President’s Duties

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


Secretary: Jon Redfern (New Plymouth) – 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)

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 2017

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.

All meetings are held at the Wellington Airport.

2017 Executive Meeting Dates

Meeting 1: Friday 17th February 2017

Meeting 2: Friday 19th May 2017

Meeting 3: Friday 18th August 2017

Meeting 4: 28th - 31st October 2017

Meeting 5: 30th November  / 01st December

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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