Our People

Our People

With nearly 40% of New Zealand’s land under their care, Fonterra
and the Department of Conservation have joined forces to find and trial solutions for dairy and freshwater ecosystems to thrive together for the future. We are working on the ground, side by side, and with farmers, scientists, councils, mana whenua and communities. We share our expertise and use our collective strengths.

Our team

Sarah Yarrow

Sarah Yarrow

National Manager
Nicki Atkinson

Nicki Atkinson

Impact & Partnerships Manager
Peter Savage

Peter Savage

Productive Landscapes Transformation Manager
Nicole Hancock

Nicole Hancock

DOC Science Lead
Katie Collins

Katie Collins

DOC Freshwater Technical Advisor, North Island
Kate Veale

Kate Veale

Programme Coordinator
Andrew Kirk

Andrew Kirk

DOC Site Lead Wairua, Northland
George Kruger

George Kruger

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Wairua
Dion Patterson

Dion Patterson

DOC Site Lead, Waikato Peat Lakes and Pūkorokoro-Miranda
Rose Graham

Rose Graham

Ranger – Hauraki and Waikato
Lee Framp

Lee Framp

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Waikato Peat Lakes
Sarah English

Sarah English

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Pūkorokoro-Miranda
Robin Smith

Robin Smith

DOC Site Lead, Ararira-LII
Libby Sutherland

Libby Sutherland

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Ararira-LII
Chris Hankin

Chris Hankin

DOC Site Lead, Waituna
Cain Duncan

Cain Duncan

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Waituna

Our steering committee

Geoff Ensor

Geoff Ensor

Director Business Partnerships and International - DOC (Chair)
Mike Slater

Mike Slater

Deputy Director-General Operations - DOC
Nic Toki

Nic Toki

Director Operations, Eastern South Island - DOC
Lian Butcher

Lian Butcher

Director Aquatic - DOC
Carolyn Mortland

Carolyn Mortland

Director Global Sustainability - Fonterra
Trish Kirkland-Smith

Trish Kirkland-Smith

Head of Environmental Partnerships - Fonterra
Charles Fergusson

Charles Fergusson

Canterbury Head of Farm Source - Fonterra