Harness our expertise and community values

We created Logic Forest Solutions in Gisborne, Tairāwhiti, in 1999. We’re grateful for this industry and want to play our part in sustainable, regional development. 

Our highly qualified staff value honesty and innovation while working to advance the forestry industry for the benefit of the land and people. 

As well as striving for excellence in all we do, our staff are vibrant members of the communities we work in. We’re proud to back local events and throw our support at various sports clubs and numerous community events.

Our Team


Richard Smith

Richard has worked across New Zealand’s forest industry for nearly 40 years specialising in harvest planning, project management, and road and walking track engineering and design. Richard has a Diploma in Agriculture and a New Zealand Certificate in Forestry.

Ben Williams
Managing Director

Ben’s experience covers a wide range of forestry operations. He specialises in harvest management and is valued by clients for his communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Ben has a Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Matt Main
Director, Forest Operations Manager

Matt has two decades experience across all forest operations. He is our technical expert and is a skilled forest manager, harvest planner and roading engineer. Matt has a National Certificate in Workplace Health & Safety and various industry unit standards.


Nadene Steyn
Finance Manager
Jessie Bourke
Health and Safety Manager
Richard Heikell
Senior Technical Forester
Christian Evans
Harvesting Operations Manager
Matt Kain
Operations Supervisor
Bev Taylor
Senior GIS Analyst Manager
Madeleine Teneti
GIS Analyst and Administration Manager
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