JAMES BALLANTYNE – Managing Director

JamesJames is a BSc graduate with a background in Forestry and Contractor management, Community forestry, Health and safety, Nursery management and Training in the forestry industry, and 20 years’ experience. He has been actively involved in supporting community forestry enterprise development, alongside Peter and Themba, for the past 7 years. He started Rural Forestry Development cc (RFD) in 2010, in order to assist with development of new forestry projects in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the North Eastern Cape. James has successfully facilitated the development of a 345 hectare community project in the Umzimkhulu Area, KZN