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.