Who’s involved

Who’s involved

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

Trish Kirkland-Smith

Trish Kirkland-Smith

National Manager
Tim Brandenburg

Tim Brandenburg

North Island Manager
Sarah Yarrow

Sarah Yarrow

South Island Manager
Matt Highway

Matt Highway

Sustainable Dairying Manager
Nicki Atkinson

Nicki Atkinson

Freshwater Science Lead and Freshwater Technical Advisor, Waituna
Ben Herbert

Ben Herbert

DOC Site Lead, Wairua
George Kruger

George Kruger

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Wairua
Dion Patterson

Dion Patterson

DOC Site Lead, Waikato Peat Lakes and Pūkorokoro-Miranda
Mike Paviour

Mike Paviour

DOC Supervisor Ranger, Waikato Peat Lakes
Anna-Lena Wright

Anna-Lena Wright

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Waikato Peat Lakes
Natasha Grainger

Natasha Grainger

DOC Freshwater Technical Advisor, Waikato Peat Lakes
Sarah English

Sarah English

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Pūkorokoro-Miranda
Helen Kettles

Helen Kettles

DOC Freshwater Technical Advisor, Pukorokoro-Miranda
Robin Smith

Robin Smith

DOC Site Lead, Ararira-LII
Libby Sutherland

Libby Sutherland

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Ararira-LII
Jane Bowen

Jane Bowen

DOC Site Lead, Waituna
Cain Duncan

Cain Duncan

Fonterra Sustainable Dairying Advisor, Waituna
Doug Dibley

Doug Dibley

Fonterra Farmer Solutions Manager
Mat Cullen

Mat Cullen

Fonterra Farmer Solutions Manager

Our farmers

Monnc and Ruth Bruinsma

Monnc and Ruth Bruinsma

Alan and Conny Bull

Alan and Conny Bull

Gary and Adrienne Dalton

Gary and Adrienne Dalton

Graeme Gillett

Graeme Gillett

Reza and Sylvia Abdul-Jabbar

Reza and Sylvia Abdul-Jabbar

Gareth Lever

Gareth Lever

Phillip Musson

Phillip Musson

Raewyn and Tony Van Gool

Raewyn and Tony Van Gool

Jenny Vuglar

Jenny Vuglar

More to come

More to come

Our specialists

Dr Will Allen

Dr Will Allen

Consultant
Dr David Burger

Dr David Burger

DairyNZ
Rachel Callender

Rachel Callender

Zest Communications
Gary and Adrienne Dalton

Gary and Adrienne Dalton

Te Whangai Trust
Dr Catherine Febria

Dr Catherine Febria

University of Canterbury, School of Biological Science
Dr Jon Harding

Dr Jon Harding

University of Canterbury, School of Biological Sciences
Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe

Morphum Environmental
Dr Angus McIntosh

Dr Angus McIntosh

University of Canterbury, School of Biological Sciences
Clint Rissmann

Clint Rissmann

e3scientific
Dr Mike Scarsbrook

Dr Mike Scarsbrook

Fonterra Less Footprint Team
Viv Sherwood

Viv Sherwood

VM Works
Dr Tom Stephens

Dr Tom Stephens

DairyNZ
Dr Richard Storey

Dr Richard Storey

NIWA
Dr Chris Tanner

Dr Chris Tanner

NIWA
Toni White

Toni White

AgResearch
Aslan Wright-Stow

Aslan Wright-Stow

DairyNZ
Damian Young

Damian Young

Morphum Environmental