Treescape Appoints James Fletcher as Chief Executive Officer

Monday 01 January 2018

Treescape announces the appointment of James Fletcher as Chief Executive following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Treescape is New Zealand’s largest arborculture business with revenues in excess of $100m delivered via its operations in New Zealand and Australia. The organisation has circa 750 people and has been an innovator in the arbor culture space in New Zealand for many years. Treescaoe is 50% owned by NZX listed utility, Vector, as well as the company’s two founders, Edward Chignell and Brandon Whiddett.

In his role as Chief Executive James will report to a Board chaired by leading independent Director, Keith Smith, and be accountable for all financial, health & safety and cultural aspects of the business. James has had a long career within the industrial services market and most recently held the role of Executive General Manager for Spotless Services New Zealand Limited. Prior to this role he spent 3.5 years as the New Zealand Managing Director of global facilities management business, OCS. Earlier roles included divisional management positions with both Norfolk Group and Fletcher Building. James’ earlier career was spent as a litigator at Simpson Grierson and Bell Gully.

James holds a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Auckland.