Follow the Endangered Species Foundation's journey in setting up a conservation fund for New Zealand's rarest of the rare - critically endangered fauna and flora on the brink of extinction. The future of New Zealand's most vulnerable is uncertain - nearly 4,000 indigenous species are in danger of being lost. We we have a chance to pledge our commitment and support to protect our extraordinary species and unique habitats, now and into the future. We are committed to preserving the rarest of the rare, by funding results orientated conservation projects, with the support of New Zealanders like you.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

We Are Lucky To Welcome...

Continuing our thread of introducing the people that have graciously agreed to acting as Trustees for the Endangered Species Foundation I'd like to welcome another two of our trustees: Kerry Prendergast and Dame Cheryll Sotheran.

Image from Soda Inc.
Dame Cheryll Sotheran DNZM is the Strategic Director, Business Solutions, for NZ Trade and Enterprise in the innovative soda inc. She was the founding Chief Executive of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa from 1993-2002. Dame Cheryll received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland in 1999 and, in 1998, she was made Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (bio from Wikipedia and soda)

Kerry Prendergast chairs Tourism NZ and the newly formed Crown Entity, the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to these she is Executive Chair of the NZ International Festival of the Arts, chairs Wellington Regional Netball, is on the boards of Kirkaldie and Stains Ltd, the Wellington Phoenix Football Club and the NZ Community Trust, on an Advisory Board to the Auditor General and Local Government Efficiency Taskforce. Kerry completed her third term as Mayor of Wellington in October 2010. Previously, She served as Deputy Mayor from 1995 to 2001. She has an MBA from Victoria University (2003).  Before her career in local government, Kerry had a professional background in the health sector (as a registered nurse and then as a registered midwife for 25 years). Kerry was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011. She also has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Medal of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins – Grand Cross, a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary) and a Distinguished Alumni of Victoria University

Both these very accomplished people deserve a huge vote of thanks for agreeing to support the Endangered Species Foundation of NZ.

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