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OneFortyOne announces appointment of Shaun Truelock, New Zealand Forests General Manager

22 Jun 23


OneFortyOne today announced the key appointment of Shaun Truelock as New Zealand Forests General Manager.

Commencing on 21 August 2023 Shaun Truelock is a forestry industry executive with experience leading businesses across New Zealand, Zambia, and South Africa. Most recently Regional Manager for Juken, Shaun has deep experience in running and developing operations and businesses in the forestry sector.

“We are very pleased to confirm Shaun’s appointment,” said Wendy Norris, Chief Executive Officer. “This is a key leadership appointment for OneFortyOne. Our New Zealand Forest business is a significant regional employer, delivering wood fibre to domestic and international markets and prioritising conservation values in the forest.”

Having commenced his career with Sappi in South Africa, Shaun subsequently established a harvesting company and worked as a forestry optimisation consultant.

Shaun went on to work with global copper miner First Quantum Minerals leading an innovative forestry operation on an active mine development in Zambia. Following this role Shaun moved to New Zealand.

“Shaun brings with him extensive commercial experience and will apply his continuous improvement mindset to the business,” said Wendy. “Throughout his career he has contributed to every element of a forestry business.”

“We welcome Shaun to OneFortyOne and look forward to his innovative approach as he focuses on leading our people, building strong relationships with customers and community and exploring opportunities for the New Zealand Forests business,” Wendy said.

“I welcome Shaun to OneFortyOne.”


Photo Caption: Shaun Truelock, New Zealand Forests General Manager, OneFortyOne

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.