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OneFortyOne announces appointment of Branislav Zoric, Chief Forester

21 Jun 23


OneFortyOne today announced the appointment of Branislav Zoric to the position of Chief Forester.

Commencing July 2023 Branislav Zoric will join OneFortyOne as its Chief Forester, working in both Australia and New Zealand.

Branislav will provide technical and professional advice on forestry matters including the integration of environmental, social, and economic values for sustainable forest management. He has over thirty years’ experience in forest management, most recently Business Excellence Manager for APP Jakarta. This followed his role as Forest Planning Business Unit Head for APRIL Group, a leading manufacturer in the pulp and paper industry.

In making the announcement Peter Brydon, Interim Chief Executive Officer said “The role of Chief Forester is to provide trusted technical expertise. We welcome Branislav’s international experience as well as his vast knowledge gained from working in Australian and New Zealand forestry.”

“One of our greatest challenges is the impact and risk a changing climate brings and Branislav is well placed to ensure we adapt to changes, embrace innovation and enhance value” Peter said.

“Branislav is a committed forester with a passion for balancing the values forests offer including important timber resources, biodiversity, and recreation. I welcome Branislav to OneFortyOne.”

Photo Caption: Branislav Zoric will commence as OneFortyOne’s Chief Forester in July 2023.

About OneFortyOne

OneFortyOne is a forestry and sawmill business. We operate throughout the Green Triangle region of Australia and the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions of New Zealand (Top of the South).

We manage over 160,000 hectares (ha) of land including pine plantation and conservation areas. We plant over six million seedlings every year, renewably replacing the trees that we harvest.

The timber processed at the OneFortyOne Jubilee and Kaituna sawmills is turned into products that help people build and renovate their homes, construct fences on their farms, and support the landscaping in their gardens.

OneFortyOne is a significant regional employer, we employ more than 500 people directly and over 3,000 indirectly as contractors. We are committed to the communities where our people live and strive to grow a better tomorrow through our environmental actions and community involvement, including the PINE Community Grants Program.

For more information about OneFortyOne please visit

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.