Mr Johnson is a founding director of Margules Groome. He has an extensive forest industry experience base in valuation, investment analysis, project analysis, due diligence, market analysis, business modelling and resource assessment. He has specific skills in the financial, structural and technical aspects of sale and purchase processes participating in major acquisitions and divestments in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, North & South America, Europe and Asia. This further extends to supporting capital raising initiatives in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and London financial markets.

His thorough understanding of corporate decision-making processes and governance and the development of corporate policy relevant to this area is augmented by broad experience in capital budgeting, policy, process development and control. Mr Johnson is a registered consultant with the New Zealand Institute of Forestry and holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science degree from the University of Canterbury, a Graduate Business Diploma in Finance from the University of Auckland and a Forest Valuation qualification from Lincoln University.

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