Zane Cleaver has accumulated 25 years’ experience in the forestry industry in all facets of operations, marketing and management. He graduated in 1987 with a Bachelors of Forestry Science from the University of Canterbury and commenced a 5 year appointment as Harvest Planning Manager for Fletcher Challenge Forests.
He then worked for 2 years with SGS in Papua New Guinea working for the European Union Funded Log Export Monitoring Program. This has given Zane substantial international exposure to knowledge of contract negotiations, log markets and export techniques. Zane was one of the founders of Harvest Planning New Zealand and has served as Managing Director since inception.
Formed originally as a service provider to the forestry industry in the forest engineering arena, Harvest Planning concluded its obligations to Carter Holt Harvey Forests in mid-2004. Prior to the completion of this contract and as part of the growth strategy, a Forest Supply Chain Management group under Zane’s directorship expanded into Harvesting and Marketing operations.