HRH Prince of Wales
In accepting the role of Trust Patron, HRH Prince of Wales conveyed his belief that the individuals who are out on the water, catching fish, need to be at the heart of our movement and need support and encouragement from those around them.
Bill has extensive experience in international law, diplomacy, and public administration.
He spent 30 years in the New Zealand Public Service, became head of MFAT's Legal Division, served twice at the United Nations and represented New Zealand at international law forums. From 1990-97 he headed the Department of Conservation. Bill facilitates the process to develop the New Zealand National Plan of Action for Seabirds (NPOA-S).
Janice's background is in threatened species management. While working for the Department of Conservation, she organised a meeting of stakeholders interested in working together to address seabird by-catch in New Zealand and in other southern hemisphere countries. Southern Seabird Solutions Trust originated from that meeting. Janice has since left the Department but continues as Convenor of the Trust.
(Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi)
Gail brings public and private sector experience to Southern Seabirds Trust. Her skills include ministerial and stakeholder engagement, financial monitoring, operational policy, Board governance, report writing, project and event management.
Having been a Senior Private Secretary within Central Government, she has a good understanding of the Machinery of Government, and a genuine interest within specialist settings such as ethnic and multicultural environments, the charitable trust and NGO space, the voluntary sector, conservation, and Te Āo Māori.
Gail is a keen recreational fisher who teaches music and languages. She has a passion for international travel having spent a lot of her time journeying through Latin America. Gail has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language from Massey University.