Executive Committee  

The Executive Committee (EC) is NZ Arb's primary committee, which is voted from nominations (or re-elections) at the Annual General Meeting AGM.

Typically there are 12 EC members, who run for two-year terms but are split into two groups of six members elected in alternate years (i.e. six members are voted in one year, for 2 years, and the following year the other six are voted in for two years). The Executive Committee meets quarterly each year and oversights the various portfolio of sub-committees, work groups and liaisons listed on the Sub-Committees & Liaisons page. They also manage the NZ Arb Strategy Plan.

Our Executive Committee Officers

President​

William Melville

Location: Wellington

Position: Council Arborist

Internal roles: President

President since: 2017

Joined committee: 2014

Up for re-election: 2020

Vice-President

Jaiden Palmer

Location: Auckland

Position: Managing Director

Joined committee:

Up for re-election:

Treasurer

David Spencer

Location: Wellington

Position: Principle Consultant Arborist

Internal roles: Treasurer and Chair of the Marketing Committee

Joined committee: 2016

Up for re-election: 2020

Secretary

Mark Roberts

Location: Dunedin

Position: Director/consultant

Joined committee:

Up for re-election:

Our Executive Committee Members

David James

Location: Blenheim

Position:

Consulting Arborist

Joined committee: 

Up for re-election:

Erica Commers

Location: Auckland

Position: Arboriculture specialist at Auckland Council

Internal roles: Editor of Tree Matters, member of the membership and marketing sub-committees

Joined committee2017

Up for re-election: 2019

Craig de Denus

Location: Wellington

Position: Project Manager

Joined committee: 

Up for re-election: 

Howell Davies

Location: West Auckland

Position: Senior Urban Forest Advisor, Auckland Council

Internal Roles: Consultant assessment committee

Joined committee2017

Up for re-election: 2019

Craig Taylor

Location: Christchurch

Position:

Owner, SimplyArb Ltd –Consultant Arborist

Internal roles: Deputy Chair Registered Consultant Program, ASKAN

Joined committee: 2018

Up for re-election: 2020

James Fletcher

Location: Auckland

Position: Chief

Executive Officer

Internal roles: Chair of Marketing Sub-Committee, Member of the Sponsorship and Safety, Education & Training (SET) Sub-Committees

Joined committee2018

Up for re-election: 2020

Toby Chapman

Location: Christchurch

Position: Council Arborist

Joined committee:  2018

Up for re-election: 2020

Lea Boodee

Location: Nelson

Position: Executive Officer

Joined committee: 2015

Up for re-election: Never!

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2019 Executive Committee Meetings

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.

 

2019 Executive Meeting Dates

 

Meeting 1: Friday 7 Dec 2018, Wellington

Meeting 2: Friday 22 February 2019, Wellington

Meeting 3: Thurs 4 April 2019, Christchurch

Meeting 4: Friday 23 August 2019, Wellington

Meeting 5: Wednesday 13 November 2019 in Napier

 

If you wish to make a submission to the executive committee please click on the contact link below.

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, Arborlab, Auckland Council, David James Tree Services, Franklin Tree Services, Roberts Consulting, SimplyArb, Treescape, Wellington City Council.