Meet the team

Here at Wood Engineering Technology (WET) we’re a skilled bunch. WET are proud to be involved in creating a new multimillion-dollar wood processing plant in Gisborne to turn lower value Radiata pine into “optimised engineered lumber” or OEL™. This is a high value product with significant potential for New Zealand, Australian and global markets. We are excited to be at the forefront of a new large scale industry that has the potential to revolutionise the use of a sustainable, natural New Zealand resource. 

Below you will find some details about the WET directors and senior management team but it's the entire talented team involved in WET and our WET Gisborne operation that are making the difference. 


- Director & Chair

Angus has a Bachelor of Commerce.  He is Executive Chair of the Fletcher Trust, a charitable organisation, and has been in the role for 15 years. Previously he worked for 30 years at senior executive level across a wide number of industry sectors at Fletcher Holdings and Fletcher Challenge Limited in both line and functional roles and was a company director and Chair of a number of New Zealand and overseas companies.   The WET directors appointed Angus as chair and he is considered an independent director of WET.


- Managing Director

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and a member of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He is actively involved in the development and commercialisation of new technologies and start-up companies. Previously he worked for 26 years for various Fletcher Holdings and Fletcher Challenge Limited subsidiaries in new business development and led the investment in and was a director of Capstone Turbine Corporation that was listed on the NASDAQ as part of the Fletcher Challenge exit strategy of the investment.


- Executive Director

Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (with Honours) and is a director of WET Gisborne Limited.  He was Chief Operating Officer of Tenon Limited a NZ public listed company until the sale of the business to a partnership.  Previously he was involved in a successful start up that trades globally in manufactured wood products. He previously worked for Fletcher Challenge Limited in general management and international business development roles in wood and steel and prior to that was involved in the meat industry.  He has been involved with the WET project since its inception.


- Director

Graham joined Coca-Cola Corporation from 1970 to 1981 holding positions of NZ Marketing Manager then NZ General Manager. From there he founded Astrograss Allweather Surfaces Ltd which later became Tigerturf International.

Tigerturf designed and established manufacturing plants in New Zealand, UK and USA and were among the global leaders in the industry pioneering new products and exporting to more than a hundred countries.

The company was sold in 2010.

Currently President of the Auckland Cricket Association, a life member of the Eden Park Trust,  a life trustee of the Halberg Trust,  a life member of the Royal Auckland Golf Club. 


- Director

Stephen has Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees. Stephen’s career has primarily been in institutional investment management, most recently as Head of Asset Management with Goldman Sachs JBWere. He is currently an independent consultant providing corporate finance and strategy advice. He is considered an independent director of WET.


- Chief Executive Officer

Shaun has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Operations & Supply Chain Management).  He also has other internationally recognised supply chain and project management qualifications and has attended executive programs with both Stanford and Darden schools of business.

Shaun has extensive experience in both New Zealand and abroad and has held a number of senior and executive roles in manufacturing, retail and IT businesses.

His expertise covers programme and change management, manufacturing & supply chain excellence and information & operations technologies.

Shaun is also the CEO of WET Gisborne Limited which operates our Gisborne manufacturing facility.


- Chief Technology Officer

Warwick has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering (Mechanical), Indentured Tradesman Fitting and Turning and Certificate of Production and Inventory Management.

Warwick has led the research and development programme for Wood Engineering Technology Project since its inception and is the Chief Technology Officer.   Previously he worked for 10 years in Fletcher Challenge Energy in large-scale industrial developments and led the engineering oversight for Capstone Turbine Corporation.  He also has extensive experience in New Zealand in manufacturing and primary processing including roles as Supplies Manager, Mechanical Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer AFFCO New Zealand Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest meat processors and exporters.