Abbie Reynolds

CEO Abbie Reynolds received a New Zealand Woman of Influence Award in 2019. She led the Sustainable Business Council from 2016-19 and helped establish the Climate Leaders Coalition, motivating action from 100 member organisations. Previously she held senior corporate responsibility and sustainability roles with New Zealand telecommunication companies.  

Dan Tompkins

Science Strategy Manager Professor Dan Tompkins was with Manaaki Whenua where he led the Managing Invasives portfolio and process to define the predator free 2025 research goals. An ecologist and epidemiologist by training, Dan has degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Oxford.
 

Shelley Crawford

Executive Assistant Shelley Crawford runs the Predator Free 2050 Limited office and has worked within the marketing and public relations space for over a decade. Shelley has a passion for conservation with experience in leading community projects, including large scale environmental events.
 

Louis Nel

Finance Manager Louis Nel worked previously supporting high performance sport. His background in banking, finance and accounting helps assess and strengthen projects and meet the company’s reporting requirements. He is a chartered accountant.
 

Nicole Hayward

Finance Administrator Nicole Hayward was previously a financial business partner for local iwi, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Nicole enjoys spending time with her three young children and is excited to be working for another organisation with a positive kaupapa.
 

Olivia Rothwell

Research and Development Project Support Manager Olivia Rothwell has managed conservation technology initiatives and research projects here and overseas. She recently led the development of a draft data standard to support the predator free community. 

Brett Butland

Senior Project Support Manager Brett Butland previously worked at Auckland Council as Director of the Pest Free Auckland programme. With DOC he directed the multi-species eradication operation on Rangitoto/Motutapu. In South Africa he was a wildlife ranger for the Natal Parks Board. 

Melissa Brignall-Theyer

Project Support Manager Melissa Brignall-Theyer has worked for the Department of Conservation as part of the Predator Free Hawke’s Bay team and with Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research on a wide range research projects. Melissa is based in Napier. 

Nathan McNally

Project Support Manager Nathan McNally previously worked as Manager of the Possum Eradication Project for the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group. He has worked in animal control and as a field biologist in NZ and overseas for 20 years. Nathan is based in Dunedin.