David MacLeod steps down as Predator Free 2050 Limited Board chair

November 2, 2022 9:04 am

Predator Free 2050 Limited Board chair David MacLeod has formally resigned from his role with the company effective immediately.

David joined the Board in 2016, becoming chair in March this year. He has departed to pursue a career in politics, having this week been named as the National Party candidate for New Plymouth.

“It has been a privilege to serve on the Predator Free board over these past six years. In that time the company, and the wider movement, has taken huge strides forward and I’m proud of what has already been achieved in such a short period,” David MacLeod says.

David MacLeod “We have seen the benefits of the company’s work in my own backyard, Taranaki, where possums have been eradicated in the Kaitake ranges. We have invested substantially in new science and tool development as well, bringing new trap and surveillance technology to market that is already being used on the ground.

“I remain passionate about the Predator Free 2050 goal and want to acknowledge the energy and commitment of everyone involved in the movement. I look forward to seeing more great results of their mahi in the future.”

Predator Free 2050 Limited chief executive Rob Forlong says: “David has been integral to the success of not just our company, but the wider movement. His governance experience and calm, considered approach will be missed and we wish to thank him for his commitment to conservation. We wish him all the best for the next stage in his career and life.”

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