About Us

About Us

Woodbank is a New Zealand based, specialist forestry management business.

Woodbank was founded by Darrin Collett in 2004 and initially focused solely on the provision of harvesting and marketing solutions to private forest owners in the Auckland and Northland regions.

Since then Woodbank has grown its service base to include general forest management, tropical forest management and consulting in carbon forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Woodbank is proud to firmly support local contractors and employees and maintains close working relationships with key forest product customers in their regions of operation. Woodbank has an excellent reputation in the market and an enviable history of clients who have been impressed with our service over the years.

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Darrin Collett

Darrin Collett is a 20 year industry veteran having served a number of years at some of New Zealand’s most prominent forest companies, with various roles in Rayonier and Fletcher Challenge Forests.

Darrin has extensive experience in all aspects commercial Forestry and consults regularly to a number of NGO’s on tropical forest management.

He also holds the national record for heaviest marlin at the Papua New Guinea fishing club.


Brian Rust

Brian has a broad background in forest valuations and transactions. Brian has worked for 11 years as a forest valuer with one of New Zealand’s premier forest consultancy organisations and has had a further 11 years with a US TIMO focusing on forest purchases and dispositions within New Zealand, Australia and South America. Brian has also had 2 years operational experience in Papua New Guinea and a further 3 years in various Operational, Marketing and Technical roles in Rayonier.

Brian is based in Tauranga and leads Woodbank’s consultancy work in Forest Valuations and Forest Transactions. He is a registered consultant with The NZ Institude of Forestry