Esther Richardson studied Zoology and Ecology at Massey University, followed by a Masters degree in Veterinary Epidemiology. She started her career in research, and since then has held a variety of government and private sector roles working with primary industries, project design and land use.
Angela is our environmental sustainability specialist helping us to connect the dots between people, planet and prosperity. Having recently completed a Masters of Sustainable Development Goals, Angela brings big picture thinking to practical farm solutions.
David Norton has taught and researched the ecology and conservation of New Zealand’s native biodiversity for over 35 years. In the last couple of decades, David’s research has focused on enhancing native biodiversity within farming systems through remnant management, restoration and management planning, including publication of a 2013 book ‘Nature and Farming’ with an Australian colleague. David works closely with sector groups such as Beef+Lamb NZ and NZ Merino and has written the biodiversity section for the refreshed Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Plan.
Becky is an ecologist with a particular love of lizards. She has a Bachelor's degree and a Masters of Conservation and Ecology from Lincoln University. Becky has worked as an animal behaviour technician for Zero Invasive Predators and is a regular in the outdoors.
Tyler is our self proclaimed ‘bird nerd’ having studied mallard ducks for his Masters degree from Massey University. Tyler enjoys finding ways to not only improve landscape connectivity for our mobile native species such as birds but also how to build in wins for farming too.