The Antarctic Heritage Trust is a registered charity based in Christchurch, New Zealand

Credit: P Reid

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

The 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

Mr Bob Norman QSO


HE Datuk Mark Stewart PJN (Kehormat), Chair. Independent Trustee

Mr Anthony Wright, Deputy Chair. Director, Canterbury Museum

Mr Simon Allen, Independent Trustee

Mr Brook Barrington, Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand)

Mr Andrew Coleman, Chief Executive, Heritage New Zealand

Mr Roy Dillon, Independent Trustee

Rt Hon Paul East CNZM QC, Independent Trustee

Ms Candy Green, Charge d’Affaires (as nominee) for United States Ambassador to New Zealand

Ms Niamh McMahon, Honorary Consul General of Ireland

Sir Brian Roche, Chair, Antarctica New Zealand

HE Mr Jonathan Sinclair LVO, British High Commissioner to New Zealand

Professor Sir David Skegg KNZM, OBE, FRSNZ, Fellow and Past-President, Royal Society of New Zealand

Ms Mariska Wouters, President, New Zealand Antarctic Society


Murray Harrington, PriceWaterhouseCoopers


Nigel Watson, Executive Director

Robyn Brunton, Finance Manager

Francesca Eathorne, General Manager Operations and Communications

Al Fastier, Programme Manager, Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project

Lizzie Meek, Programme Manager, Artefact Conservation

Karen Clarke, Office Administrator

Helen Keimig, Trust Administrator

Josefin Bergmark-Jimenez, Conservator

Nicola Stewart, Conservator


Al Fastier, Programme Manager

Lizzie Meek, Programme Manager

Sue Bassett, Lead Conservator

Geoff Cooper, Conservation Carpenter

Doug Henderson, Conservation Carpenter

Ciaran Lavelle, Conservator

Martin Wenzel, Conservation Carpenter


Martin Williams CVO, OBE


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