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HRH Prince of Wales
HRH Prince of Wales

In accepting the role of Trust Patron the former 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 Mansfield
Bill Mansfield

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).

Dan Bolger
Dan Bolger

Fisheries New Zealand
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Chris Seed

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Trade
Dr Jeremy Helson 
Seafood New Zealand
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Lisa Te Heuheu

Te Ohu Kaimoana
Livia Esterhazy
Livia Esterhazy
WWF - New Zealand
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Penny Nelson

Department of Conservation



Janice Molloy
Trust Convenor

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. 

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Gail Robinson 
(Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi)

Trust Manager

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.

Charles Heaphy
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Colin Williams
Dave Kellian
Dave Kellian
Leigh Commercial Fishermen's Association
Doug Loder
Doug Saunders - Loder
New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen
Geordie Murman, acknowledge Grant Southa
Geordie Murman
Leigh Commercial Fishermen's Association
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Jacob Hore
Fisheries NZ
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Katie Clemens-Seely
Department of Conservation
Lesley Hamilton
Lesley Hamilton
Seafood NZ
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Carolyn Aguilar
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Ben Steele-Mortimer
Deepwater Group Ltd
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