GLERNFERN SANCTUARY TRUSTEES
Joanne O’Reilly lives and works on Great Barrier Island. Joanne originally came to Great Barrier during 2003 to work for DOC but has since established, with her husband, the conservation contracting company 'Envirokiwi.' Joanne has a background in bio-security, in particular plants and has had involvement with Glenfern Sanctuary since coming to the island.
Emma has been involved with Glenfern Sanctuary since 2007, as a volunteer, contractor and manager for eight years, prior to relocating back to the mainland where she currently juggles a number of part time roles; as project manager for Aongatete Forest Project and for their own environmental consulting business 'Ethos Environmental'. In addition to being a wife and mum, she attempts to fit in some mountain biking, rarely. In her current role as trust chair, she is embracing the opportunity to progress the Sanctuary under its new management regime.
Chris has 42 years experience in a diverse range of activities both in property and construction in NZ and overseas. From 1990 to 2016 he has held a number of roles from Trustee to Chairman of Multiserve Education Trust later renamed Cognition Education, one of New Zealand’s largest education charitable entities. He enjoys the outdoors and is a keen sailor, cyclist and mountaineer and is also an accomplished photographer and writer.
Christine is a chartered accountant, with a background in management and financial accounting, including financial modelling, reporting, and cash flow analysis. Christine brings a high level of professionalism, integrity and objectivity, and enjoys working across all areas of an organisation. She and her husband are fortunate to have been volunteering at Glenfern for over 25 yrs, since Tony and Mal purchased the property in 1991, and have a strong connection to the property and Bouzaid family.
Emma is an environmental consultant and originally trained as an ecologist. She has worked in environmental policy and management for over 25 years, for government and in the private sector. Emma has been visiting Aotea/Great Barrier Island for 40 years and along with her extended family has been gradually restoring stream and pateke habitat on their land in the Okiwi basin. Emma recently returned to New Zealand after a decade overseas in the U.K. and Australia and is relishing the opportunity to help shape a successful future for Glenfern Sanctuary.
Rupert has had a long involvement with Hillary Outdoors outdoor education. Hillary Outdoors is based at Orama in Karaka Bay, close to Glenfern. Rupert was also one of the founding Trustees of the Motu Kaikoura Trust which is managing the restoration and public accessibility of Kaikoura Island close to Glenfern. Rupert was also one of the founding Trustees of the Durville Island Stoat Eradication Trust. Rupert is a lawyer and was a partner at Chapman Tripp for 27 years. He is also a keen sailor and has many land based outdoor interests.