Our People

Our people share a passion for Antarctica’s past – and excitement for its future.

Antarctic Heritage Trust is a registered charity governed by an international board of trustees and supported by an administrative team in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our conservation teams hail from all over the world.

Management of the Trust has been delegated by the Board of Trustees to an Executive Director. The board includes a number of senior Government representatives from Britain, Ireland, United States and New Zealand, heritage and polar agencies and independent trustees chosen for their relevant skills, experience and perspective.


Governor General of New Zealand Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro GNZM QSO


Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ


HE Datuk Mark Stewart MNZM, PJN (Kehormat), Chair, Independent Trustee
Mr Anthony Wright, Deputy Chair. Director, Canterbury Museum
Ms Aliesha Staples, Independent Trustee
Ms Georgina Archibald, Independent Trustee
Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO, KStJ, Independent Trustee
Mr Mike Dawson, Independent Trustee
Mr Roy Dillon, Special Advisor
Dr Brent Clothier, Royal Society Te Apārangi
Mr Andrew Coleman, Chief Executive, Heritage New Zealand
Mr Rex Hendry, President, New Zealand Antarctic Society
Sir Brian Roche, Chair, Antarctica New Zealand
Representative from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Representative from the British High Commission to New Zealand
Representative from the Embassy of Ireland
Representative from the Embassy of the United States of America
Mr Tasman Gillies, Governance Intern
Ms Laura Andrews, Governance Intern


Wayne Munn, PriceWaterhouseCoopers


Francesca Eathorne, Executive Director
Adam Brown, General Manager Finance and Administration
Adelma Matthews, Public Engagement Officer
Anna Clare, Communications and Engagement Manager
Ella Beckett, Digital Collections and Data Coordinator
Dr Gabriela Roldan, Education Manager
Jane Howlett, Trust Administrator
Johan Bergman, General Manager Programmes
Kaitlyn Martin, Programme Co-Ordinator
Karen Clarke, Office Administrator
Kate Stallworthy, Communications Co-Ordinator
Laura Taylor, Operations Manager
Lizzie Meek, Collections Conservation Manager
Mark Sanders, Communications Advisor
Mike Barber, Inspiring Explorers™ Programme Manager
Patricia Mackenzie, Development and Philanthropy Manager
Zack Bennett, Building Conservation Programme Manager


Martin Williams CVO, OBE