The week Graeme Tindall joined Forest Enterprises in 1997 as a new chartered accountant, the company was celebrating its 25th anniversary. In fact, the 25th birthday event at Te Parae was the first work do he attended.

This year, Forest Enterprises reached its golden anniversary and it’s Graeme’s turn to celebrate his silver milestone.

Graeme would be among the country’s most experienced forestry accountants. Cool, calm and collected, he is highly regarded by the Forest Enterprises team and business associates.

As Managed Investments Director, Graeme leads Forest Enterprises’ Administration and Client Services teams. He is accountable for the company’s financial services license and registered forestry investments.

At the time Graeme joined Forest Enterprises, it was tapering off its growth period and promotional campaigns of the 1990s, having established 45 investments over the decade. Twenty-five years later – about the length of a forestry investment – Graeme is re-syndicating the company’s managed forests for the next generation of investors.

Graeme is at the heart of the company’s ownership succession. He was recruited by retired managing director Steve Wilton while founder Charles Wallis was still at the helm. Having worked with Charles, Steve and former forestry director Dave Jervis, Graeme’s legacy knowledge is invaluable to both the new shareholders and staff.

Graeme is the longest serving member currently on staff at Forest Enterprises, just shy of the 27 years dedicated by Charles Wallis (1972-1999) and Steve Wilton (1991-2018). Dave Jervis (1978-2008) and forester Graham Dick (1982-2014) both served Forest Enterprises for over 30 years.

Graeme is a keen athlete and sportsperson. He has been a Wairarapa representative lawn bowler, and in May 2021, Graeme joined an elite group of very few New Zealanders to have competed in 300 marathons!