Joint committee

Michael Higgins - Interim Chair

Michael is a certified automotive engineer with business interest in the Water Trade and Forestry and resides in Tasman District.

Michael Higgins.


Derek Shaw

In addition to his past involvement as an elected member in local government, Clr Shaw has a variety of experiences in business and community organisations, a B.Sc (Hons) from Otago University and a teaching diploma.

Derek Shaw

Philip Wilson of Nelson Pine Industries, Industry Customers’ Representative

Representing the three large industrial customers Nelson Pine Industries Fiberboard plant, Alliance Group Meat export processing plant, and Enza Foods Fruit processing plant,  Philip is the Research and Environmental Manager for Nelson Pine Industries Ltd.

He has had extensive experience in the Wood processing Industry involving process and product development and environmental management. His experience in waste water includes design and operation of waste water treatment systems for a Pulpmill and the MDF plant.

Philip Wilson.