OneFortyOne announces appointment of Deon Kriek, Green Triangle Forests General Manager

03 May 23


Commencing on 26 June 2023 Deon Kriek will continue his three-decade career in the forest industry as OneFortyOne’s Green Triangle Forests General Manager.

Starting as a silviculture forester in South Africa, Deon has taken on many operational and management responsibilities including business development, estate management, harvest and haulage as well as planning and resource analysis. Deon is currently the VicForests General Manager of Operations.

Deon Kriek will commence as OneFortyOne’s Green Triangle Forests General Manager on 26 June 2023

In making this announcement Peter Brydon, OneFortyOne’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, said “Deon’s appointment will contribute strong talent and experience to the leadership of the company. Deon is a highly regarded forest industry leader, with a wealth of knowledge that will help drive OneFortyOne into the next decade.”

Peter said “Our Green Triangle Forests are a world class operation. The forests are the foundation of our business and 95% of our fibre is supplied to the domestic market. We grow a sustainable resource that Australian wood processors turn into finished products to build homes.”

“Deon has an industry wide reputation for a respectful and people first management style,” Peter said. “He has the experience and approach that is required to continue to add value to the business whilst ensuring safety remains a top priority as do our people and relationships with contractors, partners, and the community”.

“I welcome Deon to OneFortyOne. He is an outstanding leader with an important role to play at OneFortyOne as we look to the future”.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.