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.


Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand


June, Lady Hillary QSM
Mr Bob Norman QSO


HE Datuk Mark Stewart MNZM, PJN (Kehormat), Chair. Independent Trustee
Mr Anthony Wright, Deputy Chair. Director, Canterbury Museum
Mr Simon Allen, Independent Trustee
Professor Richard Bedford, The Royal Society of New Zealand
Emeritus Professor Nicholas Bellamy, Independent Trustee
Mr Andrew Coleman, Chief Executive, Heritage New Zealand
Mr Roy Dillon, Independent Trustee
Ms Linda Kestle, President, New Zealand Antarctic Society
Ms Niamh McMahon, Honorary Consul General of Ireland
Sir Brian Roche, Chair, Antarctica New Zealand
Mr Chris Seed, Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand)
Representative from the British High Commission to New Zealand
Representative from the Embassy of the United States of America


Murray Harrington, PriceWaterhouseCoopers


Nigel Watson, Executive Director
Robyn Brunton, Finance Manager
Kester Brown, Communications Advisor
Karen Clarke, Office Administrator
Francesca Eathorne, General Manager Operations and Communications
Al Fastier, Programme Manager, Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project
Helen Keimig, Trust Administrator
Lizzie Meek, Programme Manager, Artefact Conservation
Marcus Waters, General Manager Commercial and Partnerships


Martin Williams CVO, OBE

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