Meet the team

Your Bamboo Specialists!

As dedicated specialists in bamboo, Plantation Bamboo simplifies your search for the perfect building material.

Specialising exclusively in bamboo allows us to offer products that are not only sustainable and durable but also embody natural elegance. Our commitment extends beyond products to ensuring you make informed, environmentally responsible decisions.

As a family business based in Otaki, Wellington, Plantation Bamboo is dedicated to a sustainable future. Over the years, Steve and Kim have tirelessly worked to transform Plantation Bamboo into what it is today—a testament to eco-living and architectural beauty.

Our knowledgeable and long standing team are always available to help you with any questions or needs you may have.

Our Bamboo “Plyke Bike” and one of our "bamboo mobiles"

Josh and Steve with the Head of R&D at MOSO, visiting a bamboo factory in China

Meet our experts

Our bamboo roots run deep. With a collective experience of over 50 years, every team member brings a wealth of knowledge to your next project.

Steve Roughan

Director – Sales & Marketing

What your favourite plantation product is… All of them!  I love bamboo and how versatile, durable and sustainable our products are. It makes my day when we get great feedback or a review on our products from customers.

What do you love doing at the weekend? I’m a sports nut – and love my cycling, multisport and following any sport, as well as spending time with family – plus walking our dog, Harley.

Ingrid Schmelz

Southern Sales Manager

What your favourite plantation product is… Plantation bamboo X-treme decking.

What do you love doing at the weekend? We love music so we like to attend any live gigs that are on locally whenever we can. With 3 teenagers in the house, weekends can be busy being an ‘uber’ driver for the kids with many activities, both sporting and social.

Eveliene Grbich

Auckland Area Sales Manager

What your favourite plantation product is… I love all our bamboo products but my favourite would be our bamboo panels.

What do you love doing at the weekend? Getting up and heading out for a walk with my husband and dog. Topped off with a great coffee.

Josh Roughan

Northern Sales Manager

What your favourite plantation product is… Bamboo X-treme decking as it’s such a great alternative to tropical hardwoods. 

What do you love doing at the weekend? I like to spend my weekends with my friends out in the sun and at the gym. I also love following Manchester United football team. 

Kim Roughan

Finance & Admin Manager

What your favourite plantation product is… Flexbamboo is my current favourite. I love how it can be used like a wallpaper and looks amazing under kitchen island areas.

What do you love doing at the weekend? Getting out in the garden and making floral art creations which puts me in my happy place! Plus catching up with friends and family.


Sales & Admin Support

What your favourite plantation product is… Bamboo x-treme decking – I love the invisible clip/screw finish which leaves the decking with no visible screws. 

What do you love doing at the weekend? I spend weekends with friends and family enjoying the outdoors

Steve Dickson

Technical Concept Consultant

Vision: To support the growth of Plantation, providing innovative solutions, technical support and vision for the future.

Andrew Meade

Head of Installation

Vision:  To ensure we install and care for your bamboo products as we would our own – with service support like no other.

Our Mission

At Plantation we share our passion for bamboo through providing premium quality bamboo products for NZ homes and businesses – with exceptional service, leading to great customer experiences.

Our Vision

Plantation is recognised as the leading “go-to” supplier of high quality bamboo building-related solutions in New Zealand.

Integrity – we are accountable for our actions; we “do what’s right”, are honest and respectful.

Effort – we are results-oriented, show initiative and focus on quality and excellence in all we do.

Passion – we have drive, inspiration and energy in providing world-class service to our customers and stakeholders.

Teamwork – we collaborate, support each other and show leadership in our approach.

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