John Schrider - Director

John co-founded Forme Consulting Group in 1987. John has a wealth of knowledge of the forestry industry, in which he has worked since 1969.

His eighteen-year career with the Forest Service followed a different route than most. He began in a range of in-charge positions and moved to specialise in industrial engineering and training. When the Forest Service was corporatised in 1987, John was a Senior Forest Ranger in the head office.

John has been instrumental in developing Forme Consulting Group's audit and review processes. He also has practical experience of every service that the company offers, working on both general and specialised client projects.

John considers that continuing professional development is critical to maintaining the highest delivery standards. He completed a BBS extramurally from Massey University in 1998 and has recently completed a Diploma in Dispute Resolution, also at Massey.

He is also a strong supporter of the NZ Institute of Forestry's Registered Forestry Consultant programme, which requires high ethical and moral standards as well as sound, up-to-date forestry knowledge. John has been a Registered Forestry Consultant since 1990.


Paul McCreedy - Director

Dean MouatPaul’s career has spanned over 30 years in the Timber Industry including 16 years in log and timber processing; managing for several very successful public and private companies in various key roles such as General Manager, Executive Director, Shareholder/Manager after 10 years in Forestry roles planning and managing harvesting and marketing, forest engineering and establishment operations, followed then by 5 years consulting in his own business; Timber Management Solutions, which recently merged with FORME Consulting Group Ltd in April 2011.

Paul is based in Northland, NZ where he has worked for a large part of his career in sawmilling, forestry and consulting. He travels extensively acting for clients in New Zealand, Australia, China, South Africa, USA, and elsewhere.

Paul’s broad range of hands on experience and management roles from tree establishment to the timber end use enables him to act effectively throughout the entire forest industry specialising in optimisation, feasibility, , manufacturing efficiency, strategic planning,  supply chain management, due diligence, plant design and construction assignments. He is able to lead teams in all aspects of this work or act as a valued team member as required.

Paul is a Member of the New Zealand Institute for Forestry.



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