Our People

To grow, harvest and market the best possible product we rely on a dedicated team.  This includes:

Our Operation Staff

Summit has a team of 10 staff managing and supervising our operations.  However, we can’t do it alone.  We also depend on a team of skilled contractors.


We have 1 large Silviculture crew (with 25 staff) contracted to grow the best trees we can.


To build the roads which access our wood, we need skill.  This comes in the form of 5 roading contractors with a range of skillsets to match any terrain.


We have 11 highly trained harvesting crews (totalling 70 staff) helping us to harvest our estate in a manner which protects our people, environment and that realises the value of the resource. In total we have 4 hauler and 7 ground based operations within our estate and managed forests.


To get the logs to market we rely on the logistics, trucks and drivers of 4 cartage contractors.

Our Production

At present our annual production is 570,000  tonne.  We arrive at this figure through a detailed process of forest measurement and modelling to ensure we harvest at a level which we can sustain for the long term. All area harvested with our estate is replanted the following year to ensure the continuation of our resource.

Our Offices

Auckland Office

Physical Address: Level 10, 57 Fort Street, Auckland 1010

Postal Address: PO Box 1749, Auckland 1140

Main Telephone Number: +64 9 967 5555

Northland Office

Physical Address: 1533 Far North Road, RD 4, Kaitaia 0484

Main Telephone Number: +64 9 406 7024

Fax Number: +64 9 406 7025

Gisborne Office

Physical Address: Level 4, Office 5, 74 Grey St, Gisborne

Postal Address: PO Box 68, Gisborne, 4010

Main Telephone Number: +64 21 193 7572

Coromandel Office

Physical Address:30 Te Rerenga-Kuaotunu Road, Coromandel

Main Telephone Number: +64 7 866 5710


Senior Management Team

Takashi Sasaoka

Managing Director



Kenji Okawa

Corporate Planning Manager and Business Development Manager



Henare Walker

General Manager




Robert McGregor

Head of Markets and Supply



Joel Clements

Chief Financial Officer




Richard Cook

Head of Forests