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Our Management Team

Bryce Alsemgeest – General Manager

Bryce brings a wide range of skills and experience to his role as National Major Projects Manager, having previously been in a Regional Manager role covering Waikato and the Lower North Island. Prior to coming on board to Evergreen Landcare, Bryce, previously owned and ran a successful landscaping company. He has extensive hands-on experience and a strong understanding on the variety of services that Evergreen Landcare offer.

His management skills and can-do attitude alongside his Diploma in Landscape Design and National Certificate in Horticulture make him the perfect person to maintain and develop strong customer relations whilst over seeing our National Projects.

Josh Jillings – Regional Manager (Northern North Island)

Josh is Regional Manager Northern North Island. Josh has 15 years’ experience in Landscaping and Horticulture sector, starting off as a Horticultural Technician learning all facets of the trade having worked across commercial, residential, and council projects, while completing a National Certificate in Advanced Level 4 Amenity Horticulture. Josh then quickly progressed into team leader and management roles, one of which saw him implement and manage the Auckland City Council’s Street tree contract for 5 years in a row as well as playing a prominent role in the completion and opening of Barry Curtis Park.

With a friendly and outgoing attitude, Josh prides himself on his attention to detail, problem solving ability and communication with customers to ensure we turn our client visions into reality.

Darren House – Regional Manager (Northern North Island)

Darren House is Auckland Operations Manager. Darren has a great passion for the environment and horticulture sector, starting off on the tools he has progressed his career through various roles in these sectors both here and in the UK picking up valuable knowledge and experience to get to where he is now.

As our Operations Manager for Auckland, his knowledge and experience are valuable to leading high performing teams to carry out various projects and maintenance programs across the Auckland region along with providing a high level of client liaison to ensure projects are on track and on time.

Jon Auld – Regional Manager (Central North Island)

Jon is Bay of Plenty Operations Manager. Jon joined the company in 2014 on the tools bringing his turf and landscaping experience. Showing strong leadership Jon soon became lead foreman, then Operations Manager. In 2019 Jon left and furthered his career gaining a lot of knowledge in the Civil Construction area, in particular project management and rejoining Evergreen Landcare in 2023.

Jons experience, knowledge and being result focused enables him to provide great service to our clients.

Simon Mitchener – Regional Manager (Lower North Island)

Simon brings 25 years of experience in amenity horticulture to his role as the Wellington Operations Manager, having worked in a range of industry sectors both within New Zealand and overseas.

With a national horticultural certification, training, experience in management, leadership, a strong focus on customer relationships and our team, Simon is best placed to oversee the landscaping and core activity 

Paddy McGowan – Regional Manager (South Island)

Paddy is Estimator/Quantity Surveyor joining the company in 2022. An experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction sector, covering a wide range of projects within the Residential, Commercial and Civil fields. He specialises in Management, Project Estimation, Negotiation and Cost Control.

He is also strong in Operations, Project Delivery, Health and Safety and Quality Control.

He graduated in 2007 from Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland with an Honors Degree in Legal Studies and Taxation.

Ben Cunningham – Managing Director

Ben Cunningham joined the business in 2010 and learned from the ground up. He is now a company director and shareholder.

Under Bens leadership the company has expanded its operations with bases across the country, offering the full package of Landcare services in relation to sediment and erosion control, land restoration and improvements, and landscaping. The company has grown from having 10 employees to now over 80 employees with a range of skills from truck drivers, machine operators, landscapers, and skilled labourers. Along with a strong management team, Evergreen Landcare can complete anything from large national projects to small residential projects.

With the support of a strong Management team, Ben will continue to develop new business opportunities to take the company to the next exciting step in a challenging environment and will ensure that Evergreen Landcare remains a market leader in the industry.

Sediment and Erosion Control

Civil Landscaping

Over 40 Years Experience

Sediment and Erosion Control

Civil Landscaping

Over 40 Years Experience

Sediment and Erosion Control

Civil Landscaping

Over 40 Years Experience


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