Forestry investment company Forest Enterprises welcomes Group Finance Manager Liz Brown as a shareholder and executive director. The company’s five existing shareholders invited Brown to become a co-owner in recognition of her leadership and business acumen.

“Liz joined Forest Enterprises in 2016 as our harvest business was experiencing rapid growth. She has been vital to us successfully managing through that and as the team expanded”, says Hughes.

Brown is a member of the executive, and leads the company’s finance and administration team. She is responsible for the financial accounting and budgeting functions for Forest Enterprises as well as our managed investment schemes. Liz has a BCA in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration & International Trade.

“I wanted to be part of something great, so it was an easy decision”, says Brown. “My family are already invested in the forestry investment schemes, but to personally invest in the company itself alongside Bert, Graeme and the others is a special opportunity.”

“Bringing Liz on as shareholder is our succession plan in action”, says Bert Hughes, Forest Enterprises CEO and Forestry Director. “We make space for senior managers who understand and add value to our strategy, and importantly our culture. The future of the company is in good hands.”

Hughes and fellow existing shareholders were part of the succession plan of Forest Enterprises’ former Managing Director, Steve Wilton who retired in 2018. Founded in Masterton in 1972, the company remains locally-owned and operated.

Forest Enterprises has just closed its latest retail offer having sold out in record time. The Pukekōwhai Forest Investment is the company’s 52nd managed investment scheme. Forest Enterprises has managed over 80 forestry investments since its inception, and is already planning its next offer expected to be available in 2022.