Since our company’s inception in 1992, we have focused on building solid and trusted working relationships with our clients and staff. As a result, we have maintained many contracts from our early years. With this successful track record, our family-centric business is now a multi-million dollar company employing more than 550 staff nationwide.
Our desire for excellence and innovation in green spaces has helped us grow from a company specialising in golf turf, to becoming New Zealand’s leading provider of turf, parks and facilities management. Our specialist teams provide turf, horticultural and asset management services to councils, schools, golf courses and public parks and gardens across New Zealand.
We are foremost a technology-based company, so we can deliver expert advice and solutions for everything from mowing and park maintenance, to renovations, development and the design and project management of sports fields.
Recreational Services has established an organisational culture that encourages excellence in our people and the services that we provide. As our business continues to grow, we look forward to bringing new people on board who are as passionate about parks as we are. Read more about our Leadership Team below.
Cameron was appointed Chief Executive of Recreational Services in late 2009 and brings skills and experience gained from over 30 years within the parks industry, 20 years of those with Auckland City Council.
Cameron provides key insights into local government operations, which are of particular value given that councils make up the majority of our clients, adding strength in technical, management and visionary skills to the Executive Team.
All of these factors are critical as he strives to build on the strong culture that makes Recreational Services the company it is, while strengthening relationships and networks within the wider industry.
Warwick has specialist skills in parks and community facility contract management, cricket wicket management, sports field development and project management.
His turf career commenced in 1981 and includes managing international cricket wickets for Eden Park and the Basin Reserve over a 12-year period. His exacting leadership style, and expectation of excellence from all his staff and the services that are delivered, ensures that whatever needs to happen, will happen.
Nick has been part of the Recreational Services team since June 2004.
As the Regional Manager for Auckland and Northern regions, he manages all contract relationships and teams responsible for renovations, construction, horticulture projects and response works within the Auckland region.
Nick’s skills are extensive with a wealth of knowledge covering all facets of the business, specifically pertaining to council workings and park contracting. He has meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and develops and maintains key relationships with staff, clients and suppliers.
Ed joined the Recreational Services team in Christchurch in 2016 at the start of the Christchurch City Council Maintenace contract as Operations Manager. His qualifications include National Diploma in Business and National Certificate in Sports Turf Management.
Ed has over 15 years of turf management and park experience. He took ownership of the Canterbury area to re-focus and improve the service delivery of a challenging contract area. Today the team is over 100 + and flourishing.
Ed has recently moved into the Regional Manager role and brings an extensive range of knowledge and experience to this role in leading teams to successful contract outcomes.
Krystall has a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from AUT and is also a Chartered Accountant.
She started with Recreational Services in 2010 as Assistant Accountant and was promoted to Company Accountant in 2013.
Krystall has a strong understanding of systems and processes and her role requires broad accounting knowledge, specifically in the areas of financial management and taxation. She also manages the Finance Team and supports the Operational Managers with pricing and reporting.
Hayley has a Diploma in Human Resources and Business, along with 12 years of experience and a track record for embracing and enabling organisational change. She has a wealth of well-rounded experience in employment relations, human resources (HR) policies, resource planning, recruitment strategies and succession planning across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Hayley manages our People and Culture Team and oversees the strategic and operational HR requirements in relation to the interpretation and application of HR policies, legislation, training, development and best practice across all Recreational Services' divisions.
Anita was appointed Regional Manager in late 2022, after 21 years as an Operations Manager for RS, when her journey begun with the Company June 2001. Prior to starting with RS Anita owned Evergreen, holding horticultural contracts with North Shore City Council. Her qualifications include Diploma in Parks and Recreational Management, Level 4 Sports Turf Management, and Level 4 Adv Horticulture and Landscape.
Anita is very passionate for the Parks Industry, is motivated to deliver high standards and holds an extensive skillset to drive and maintain strong relationships with her teams and clients.
Corrie is an original member of the Recreational Services whanau. He has been in the turf industry for over 30 years working on many different aspects of the business from schools, council full facilities maintenance, project work, field renovation and field construction. Corrie’s qualified with a National Certificate in Sports Turf Management to with his over 20 years of business management.
Corrie moved to the Business Development Manager role in 2022 brings an extensive range of knowledge and experience to this new role.