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
June, Lady Hillary QSM


HE Datuk Mark Stewart MNZM, PJN (Kehormat), Chair. Independent Trustee
Mr Anthony Wright, Deputy Chair. Director, Canterbury Museum
Mr Simon Allen, Independent Trustee
Emeritus Professor Richard Bedford, Past President, Royal Society Te Apārangi
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
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 Ireland
Representative from the Embassy of the United States of America

Mike Dawson, Governance Intern
Georgina Archibald, Governance Intern


Wayne Munn, PriceWaterhouseCoopers


Nigel Watson, Executive Director
Adam Brown,  General Manager Finance and Administration
Emmy Buxton, Fundraising Co-ordinator
Anna Clare, Senior Communications Advisor
Karen Clarke, Office Administrator
Francesca Eathorne, Chief Operations Officer
Al Fastier, Programme Manager, Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project
Jessica Hughes Hutton, Inspiring Explorers Programme Co-ordinator
Rupert Jackman, Public Engagement Officer
Patricia Mackenzie, Development and Philanthropy Manager (on parental leave)
Lizzie Meek, Programme Manager, Artefact Conservation
Patrick Power, General Manager Operations and Programmes
Dr Gabriela Roldan, Education Manager
Lynley Ward, Trust Administrator


Martin Williams CVO, OBE