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

Sarah Yarrow

Sarah Yarrow

National Manager
Tim Brandenburg

Tim Brandenburg

North Island Manager
Nicki Atkinson

Nicki Atkinson

South Island Manager
Matt Highway

Matt Highway

Sustainable Dairying Manager
Katie Collins

Katie Collins

DOC Science Lead 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
Anna-Lena Wright

Anna-Lena Wright

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 Commercial Partnerships - DOC (Chair)
Mike Slater

Mike Slater

Deputy Director-General Operations - DOC
Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

Eastern South Island Operations Director - DOC
Carolyn Mortland

Carolyn Mortland

Director Social Responsibility - Fonterra
Trish Kirkland-Smith

Trish Kirkland-Smith

General Manager, Global Sustainability and Partnerships - Fonterra
Charles Fergusson

Charles Fergusson

Canterbury Head of Farm Source - Fonterra