Brett Butland

Acting CEO 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. 

Alyssa Bird

Executive Assistant Alyssa Bird has an extensive background in Office and Personal Assistant Administration roles in both the Financial Services and Not for Profits sectors. She is excited to be part of an organisation doing great work for the benefit of NZ's unique environment. She enjoys being with her 3 young children, bushwalking and spending time in nature.

Catherine Jeffcoat

Communications Manager Catherine Jeffcoat has worked on environmental, social and economic sustainability issues for the Sustainable Business Council, the Office of the Children's Commissioner, The Treasury, the Productivity Commission and the OECD. 

Dan Tompkins

Science Director 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

Communications Advisor, Shelley Crawford provides communications and public relations support to PF2050 Limited. Shelley 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.  

Anna Di

Finance Analyst Anna Di previously worked at Woolworths to support Aotearoa operations. Her extensive finance experience in banking, real estate, and retail helps strengthen internal controls, streamline processes and enhance the company’s data analysis. Anna enjoys spending time with her young daughter and is excited to be working for an organization with immense positive environmental impacts for Aotearoa. 

Svea Cunliffe-Steel

Governance Director Svea Cunliffe-Steel provides governance advice and support to the Board and Management, oversees effective reporting and accountability responsibilities, and manages the monitoring relationship with Department of Conservation. She has extensive governance experience and machinery of government knowledge from 16 years working across the public sector.