Our People

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Our People

With nearly 40% of New Zealand’s land under our care, Fonterra and the Department of Conservation have joined forces to design and trial solutions for farming 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/Tō mātou rōpū

Sarah Yarrow

Sarah Yarrow

National Manager
Kate Veale

Kate Veale

Programme Coordinator
Peter Savage

Peter Savage

Fonterra Productive Landscapes Transformation Manager
Katie Collins

Katie Collins

DOC Freshwater Science Lead
Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen

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

DOC Ranger – Waikato Peat Lakes and Pūkorokoro-Miranda
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
Pat Hoffmann

Pat Hoffmann

DOC Site Lead, Waituna, Southland
Cain Duncan

Cain Duncan

Otago/Southland Sustainable Dairying Manager for Fonterra

Our Steering Committee/Tō mātou rōpū Ārahi

Geoff Ensor

Geoff Ensor

Director Business Partnerships and International - DOC
Mike Slater

Mike Slater

Deputy Director-General Operations - DOC
Trish Kirkland-Smith

Trish Kirkland-Smith

Fonterra Head of Environmental Partnerships
Charles Fergusson

Charles Fergusson

Canterbury Head of Farm Source - Fonterra (Chair)
Simon Tucker

Simon Tucker

Fonterra Director of Global Sustainability, Stakeholder Affairs and Trade
Elizabeth Heeg

Elizabeth Heeg

DOC Aquatic Unit Director