Nick R Forestry

Nick Reynish

Managing Director & Business Manager

Nick Reynish

Nick’s expertise and knowledge ranges from 15 years in the Agriculture sector and 12 years in the Forestry Industry.

In 1996 Nick attended Lincoln University in Canterbury, where he studied Farm Management. The following 3 years were spent travelling and working in UK, Europe and Africa. Upon his return to NZ in 2000. Nick started up a fencing contracting business supplying Farmers and lifestyle block owners with high quality fencing services. From 2003-2005 he managed an intensive cattle and sheep finishing property for Seafield Enterprises Ltd at the foot of the Southern Alps in the Canterbury foothills.

In 2005 he engaged in Forestry Sub-Contracting, mainly large scale MIS establishment for Great Southern Pty Ltd. Areas in Australia included Tasmania, Victoria & South Australia. In 2007 Rencon Forestry was formed and services were extended to Inventory, pruning and spraying. Areas of locality were extended to Queensland and Western Australia. After the demise of the MIS schemes in 2009 Nick turned to other companies to provide contractual work.

Nick holds numerous Forestry industry recognised accreditation’s, awards and training. He currently lives in Melbourne and enjoys Rowing, working out at the Gym, Swimming, Water Skiing and Snow Skiing in his spare time.

Jo Anderson

Joanne Anderson

Operations Manager

Joanne Anderson

Jo holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science form Charles Sturt University and has spent 17 years with the NSW Rural Fire Service and holds numerous fire fighting accreditations across the board. Since 2010 Jo has been employed by the Forestry Corporation of NSW and has extensive experience in all forms of  Forestry especially quality control plot work including site preparation, planting, replanting, fertilizer application, seedling survival and regen assessment. She is also highly skilled in the use of GPS technology and electronic data collection.  She has completed annual fire trail surveys and fire trail maintenance programs which involves extensive mapping skills, chainsaw use and reporting. Jo has comprehensive experience in 1st and 2nd lift pruning operations using loppers, pole saws and chainsaws along with experience in the safe transport, storage and application of chemicals through various weed control programs using both hand and machine application of herbicides. With the completion of Forestry Corporations’ safe driving programs and Tanker Operators Training she also has extensive knowledge of numerous safety programs. In her spare time Jo enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike and the outdoors.


Darren Murrell

Silviculture Manager & Field Supervisor

Darren Murrell

Darren (Dags) Murrell – has been with Rencon Forestry since November 2010. Before joining us Darren spent 8 years with the DSE(Department of Sustainability & Environment), in which time he spent consecutive summers fighting fires where he rose to Level 1 operator in charge. He has numerous certifications to his name some including heavy combination truck licence, advanced tree felling, along with chemical certificates and Four Wheel Driving. Based in Casterton where he now runs our contracting business, Darren enjoys his spare time by being a keen participant in footy (Aussie Rules). He has a keen interest in Cricket, while playing the game has taken a back seat, his passion for it hasn’t. Amongst other things he likes to take in a spot of fishing to relax if he can squeeze it in! Darren brings to us plenty of enthusiasm and experience.

The Silviculture Crew


Aiden Naylor


Michael Gould


Gabe Parsons


Damon Locock


Dale Smith


Wilco Stevens

Fauna Spotters

Eleisha Denton

Eleshia Denton

Andrew Doherty

Andrew Doherty

Katana Oakley

Katana Oakley


Violet Greyling


William Densley


Adam Wensley

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