Patrons, Trustees and Staff
The Antarctic Heritage Trust is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (CC24071) and governed by a board of trustees.
It 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.
Patron in Chief
His Excellency The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO, Governor General of New Zealand.
June Lady Hillary.
Bob Norman, QSO.
The Rt Hon Paul East CNZM QC. Chairman. Independent Trustee.
Mr Anthony Wright. Deputy Chairman. Director, Canterbury Museum.
HE Mrs Victoria Treadell, MVO. British High Commissioner to New Zealand.
Ambassador David Huebner. United States Ambassador to New Zealand.
Mr John Allen. Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand.
Mr Robert Fenwick CNZM. Chairman, Antarctica New Zealand.
Mr Rodney Walshe ONZM. Senior Representative of the Government of Ireland in New Zealand.
Mr Chris Mace CNZM. Independent Trustee.
Mr Neville Jordan CNZM. Independent Trustee.
Mr Mark Stewart. Independent Trustee.
Prof. Sir David Skegg. President, The Royal Society of New Zealand.
Mr Bruce Chapman. Chief Executive, New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Dr Jud Fretter. President, New Zealand Antarctic Society.
Murray Harrington representing PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Staff (New Zealand)
Nigel Watson, Executive Director.
Al Fastier, Programme Manager.
Lizzie Meek, Programme Manager - Artefact Conservation.
Robyn Brunton, Finance Manager.
Paula Granger, Communication and Events Manager.
Helen Keimig, Trust Administrator.
Karen Clarke, Office Administrator.
Rachael Wilson, Administration Assistant.
Summer 2012 - 2013 (Antarctica)
Jana Stefan, Lead Conservator.
Martin Wenzel, Conservation Carpenter.
Kevin de Silva, Conservation Carpenter.
Winter 2013 (Antarctica)
Sue Bassett, Lead Conservator.
Stefan Strittmatter, Conservator.
Stefanie White, Conservator.
Marie-Amande Coignard, Conservator.
Jaime Ward, Timber Conservator.
Consultant (United Kingdom)
Martin Williams, CVO OBE.