Introducing Paul and Hannah

Paul joined us in May this year as the Service Delivery Manager for the Jobs for Nature team. Paul is managing our team of nine kaimahi and one team lead and can often be found up to his neck in maps of the forest. Paul and his team are responsible for delivering on the milestones as set out in the Jobs for Nature funding agreement to substantially expand pest control across the forest.

Paul said;

“I am driven by a combination of a love for the outdoors and wanting to help people to learn and train to achieve good in their lives whilst caring for the beautiful environment that we live in.”

Paul is an active member of the Kerikeri Mountain Bike Club and was the driving force behind the development of a mountain bike park in the Summit Pine Forest at Whitehills



Hannah has joined us as Systems and Support Manager, helping with the organisational development needed for growing our voluntary organisation to have the systems needed for where we are now – an employer of 13. Hannah will be looking at how we can sustain the work to meet our long-term goals for the forest. Hannah comes with over 20 years experience of working with non-profit organisations. Hannah said,

“I specialised for many years in Fundraising and Communications but I frequently saw that many organisations had gaps in their skill base around organisational development. I went to Massey University and studied appropriate papers through the Business School and came away with more tools to help organisations do what they do best. I am passionate about working with charities and voluntary organisations, I sometimes wonder where the world would be without all the incredible volunteers in our communities giving time and energy to helping to make difference. I live on Waiare Road and the forest is our backyard, as a family we hold the forest and kaitiaki high in our values, I am so delighted to have the opportunity to offer my skills to the trust and work together in protecting the incredible ecosystems it houses.”