BLAKE Team

Chief Executive

I started as CEO of BLAKE in February 2018. My most recent role was GM Partnerships & Communication at Sport NZ, with responsibility for managing Sport NZ’s relationship with the sports sector, as well as their brand, communications, events, and partner capability work. I also led their women in sport work. Prior to this, I […]

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Finance Officer

As Finance Officer for BLAKE, I manage the finances on a day to day basis and business planning to assist the team to turn their dreams into financial reality. I am involved in reporting quarterly financial results to the BLAKE Board and annual financial reporting for public accountability. I have worked as an accountant in […]

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Head of Programmes - Depth

Jacob is a Programme Manager for BLAKE and manages the BLAKE Inspire for Teachers and BLAKE Ambassador programmes. He coordinated the science communication and outreach for the BLAKE Expeditions to the Sub-Antarctic in 2016 and to Kermadec Islands in 2018. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Earth Science at Massey University and his Master […]

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Logistics and Programme Manager

I work across all of our BLAKE programmes from coordinating BLAKE Inspire and our BLAKE Leadership Awards through to managing logistics for BLAKE Expeditions and mobilising young New Zealanders as a BLAKE NZ-VR Environmental Educator. I’ve now picked up the camera and you will find me behind it for many of our BLAKE photos! My […]

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Kaihautū Māori Manager

Ko Waikato raua ko Mangawara ōku awa Ko Tikapā raua ko Hokianga ōku moana Ko Hapuakohe raua ko Whakatere ōku maunga Ko Waiti raua ko Tuhirangi ōku marae Ko Ngāti Makirangi raua ko Te Māhurehure ōku hapū Ko Ngāti Paoa rātou ko Ngāti Whatua ki Ōrakei, Ko Ngāpuhi ōku iwi Ko Leigh Takirau tōku ingoa […]

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Head of Programmes - Discovery

Kia ora koutou. Ko Alice Ward-Allen tōku ingoa. Nō Pukekohe ahau. Ko Whakatōhea tōku iwi. Ko tāku mahi ki BLAKE ko Head of Programmes – Discovery. As the Head of Programmes – Discovery, I lead the NZ-VR and Explorers programmes, as well as our community outreach. These programmes are focused on inspiring rangatahi to care […]

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Programme Manager - Discovery

Ko Uawa tōku awa Ko Horouta tōku waka Ko Titirangi raua ko Hikurangi tōku maunga Ko Ruakapanga tōku marae Ko Te Aitanga-a-Hauit raua ko Ngāti Porou tōku iwi Ko Kahurangi Rangiuia Lindup tōku ingoa. As a programme manager for the Discovery team, I am involved in the delivery and development of the NZ-VR programme and […]

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Programme Manager - Discovery

I work with the Discovery team, delivering the NZ-VR and Explorers programmes, to give students a taste of the underwater world and inspire them to care for and protect our natural environments. I joined BLAKE in January of 2021 while completing my PhD in Marine Science at the University of Auckland. My love, passion and […]

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Programme Manager - Discovery

I work for BLAKE as a Programme Manager supporting and managing the delivery of BLAKE’s Discovery programmes. I recently graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Zoology. Through my university studies I developed a keen interest in conservation and education which has brought me here to […]

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Programme Manager - Discovery

Kia ora e te whānau! Ko Tauhara te maunga. Ko Waikato te awa. No Taupō ahau engari ka noho au inaiānei ki Ōtautahi. He kaiwhakaako ahau mo te taiao ki BLAKE. Ko Sian Moffitt toku ingoa. I have recently made the move down from Taupō to Ōtautahi/Christchurch. Previously working as an Environmental Education Coordinator for […]

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BLAKE Trustees

Chair

André leads Auckland Airport’s infrastructure development and delivery team, focusing on the implementation of our 30-year vision to build a world-class airport.  André has over 20 years’ experience of delivering major infrastructure projects across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Auckland Airport in March 2018, André was chair of Regenerate Christchurch, the organisation tasked with planning […]

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Patron

Pippa was born in Portsmouth, England 1954 and educated at Downe House School, Berkshire, UK. She studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in London between 1972 and 1976, gaining a First Class BA Honours degree in Painting. She went on to work for the Arts Council of Great Britain and as an assistant […]

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Trustee

Rear Admiral (RADM) David Proctor was born in Napier, New Zealand and joined the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as a Midshipman in January 1987. RADM Proctor assumed the role of Chief of Navy on 29 November 2018 following numerous senior positions within the New Zealand Defence Force, including Commander Logistics of the NZDF, Deputy […]

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Trustee

Nick Humphries has experienced all of the BLAKE programmes from receiving a BLAKE Young Leader Award to participating in BLAKE Inspire (previously known as YELF) leading him to go on a BLAKE Expedition and later to Antarctica as a BLAKE Ambassador in 2015. Nick is now the Director and Co-Founder of LuminateOne, an innovative software […]

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Trustee

Kevin Shoebridge is one of the few individuals that has successfully evolved from sailor to management in international yachting. He has been involved in six round the word yachting campaigns, winning twice – once as part of Sir Peter Blake’s all conquering Steinlager 2 crew winning every leg of the race. He has also skippered […]

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Trustee

Early on in his academic career, Professor Gary Wilson developed an international reputation for his research. He held a Fulbright award whilst at Victoria University, followed by the Admiral Byrd Fellowship at The Ohio State University. He was also a New Zealand Foundation for Research Fellow, before taking up a lectureship at the University of […]

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Trustee

Nick is a chartered accountant and was Chief Executive and later Chairman of Deloitte in New Zealand. More recently, he was Deloitte’s Global Managing Partner of Sustainability and Climate Change Services and Global Chief Sustainability Officer, based in London. He has also served as Deloitte’s Global Chief Ethics Officer. Nick currently chairs the Middlemore Foundation […]

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Trustee

Natasha has worked at MfE since 2008, before that holding roles with the Wellington and Tasman Councils and a government role in Laos. Natasha is an authentic leader who is committed to the environment sector and the opportunity that the ministry has to be at the forefront of real change. In partnership with Statistics NZ […]

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Trustee

A descendant of Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu, a mother of 7 tamariki, partner to a wonderful husband, and avid ‘Dance Mum’ and kaikaranga. Kataraina is of the Paora Reweti (Davis) whānau and has been raised amongst her people on her marae, Ōrākei. She is passionate about serving, working with and for whānau Māori, […]

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Trustee

Māhina is a descendant from Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou. Māhina lives in Porirua, Wellington with her husband Fred and two daughters Amokura and Logan. Outside of work Māhina loves to be out of the house – walking her dog, weight lifting, in the garden or travelling with her extended family exploring Aotearoa. Māhina […]

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