Stakeholder Panel

The Stakeholder Panel provides stakeholder perspectives on research needs, knowledge and technology transfer requirements, as well as providing guidance on opportunities for collaboration and alignment of Sustainable Seas activities with the priorities of the different sectors, systems and groups that make up the wider stakeholder community. 

Panel members

Naomi Parker (Chair)

Ministry for Primary Industries

Amanda Leathers            

World Wildlife Fund

Blake Hornblow            

Youth representative

Bronwen Turner            

Manukau Harbour Restoration Society

Cameron Madgwick


Chris Baker            


Dennis Bush-King            

Tasman District Council

Eric Jorgensen

Marlborough Marine Futures

Gary Hooper

Aquaculture NZ

Geoff Rowling             

Recreational Fishing

Glenn Wigley                       

Ministry for the Environment

Jack O'Carroll

Environmental Protection Authority

Jeremy Helson

Fisheries Inshore NZ

Jeroen Jongegans             

Dive Tutukaka

Kevin Hague            

Forest & Bird

Kirsty Woods

Te Ohu Kaimoana

Lian Butcher            

Department of Conservation

Megan Oliver

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Shelton Harley       

Ministry for Primary Industries

Stefan Korn            

Creative HQ

Volker Kuntzsch


Latest news and updates

Assessing marine ecosystems to improve management

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge researchers are hoping that marine health data gathered on a recent field trip to Queen Charlotte Sounds will support more integrated management of the ecosystem.

Developing ecosystem-based management principles for NZ

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge leadership team have proposed seven major principles for ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Growing a successful and sustainable Māori marine economy

The Sustainable Seas research team led by Dr John Reid and Dr Jason Mika have identified five key factors that will drive growth of the Māori marine economy: