Sir Alan Mark
Alan Mark is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago. He has been heavily involved with conservation management issues for more than 40 years and is highly respected in this field. Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and has been a long-term member of many ecological-conservation organisations including the New Zealand Ecological Society (of which he is a life member) and the Forest and Bird Protection Society of which he was National President in 1986-90 and is now a Distinguished Life Member.
Alan was heavily involved in researching the Fiordland Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau under contract to the Electricity Department and was Chair of the Guardians of the lakes for the first 26 years, during which time sustainable lake management guidelines were developed and formally adopted. Alan was a member of the Otago Conservation Board 1990-2001 and its Chair for the 1994-2000 period, before becoming a member of the N.Z. Conservation Authority for the period 2001-05. Alan has also been a member of the Fiordland Marine Guardians since their inception in 2005. Alan has received many awards, most notably a knighthood in 2009, upgraded from a DCNZM in 2002.
Olive, Lady Hutchins
Wife of the late (Sir) Leslie Hutchins DCNZM, OBE. She campaigned alongside Les in the Save Manapouri campaign and her passion and commitment to conservation and tourism remain as strong as ever. Olive has established her own charitable trust and is currently based in Queenstown.
Bryan is the son of the late Sir Leslie Hutchins.Â Bryan was CEO of Real Journeys for over 25 years up till when he retired from that position in 2002.Â Bryan remains a Director of Real Journeys Limited.Â In Hutchins tradition Bryan has a passion for conservation.Â Bryanâ€™s interests include sailing, which has seen he and his wife Penny travel the world over the last six years in their yacht Haereroa.
Roger is a Principal in the Accountancy firm Crowe Howarth. He advises clients on corporate governance, including corporate advisory and board support, the aviation sector, tourism, business valuations, corporate acquisitions and mergers.
Roger has considerable experience in the conservation arena as a result of his involvement as advisor to a number of companies operating in the tourism and aviation sectors.
Roger is one of the founding trustees of The Leslie Hutchins Conservation Foundation and has been a Director of Real Journeys.
Warwick is a solicitor based in Invercargill, he specialises in corporate, commercial, local government law and trustee law. He has had a close involvement with Real Journeys and the Hutchins family for many years.
Warwick has established a specialist expertise in trust law and is a former Deputy Chairman of The Community Trust of Southland and former Chairman of the Norman Jones Foundation.
He has specialist knowledge of the Trustee Act 1956 and Charitable Trusts Act 1957 / Charities Act 2005, is a Foundation Member of the New Zealand Trustees Association and a Senior Member of the New Zealand Trustees Association.
Madeleine is granddaughter to Les and Olive Hutchins. Growing up in Fiordland with parents and family involved in conservation and tourism has left its mark on Madeleine and her interest in the relationship between people and the natural environment, particularly in Fiordland, is strong. Madeleine is based in Christchurch and Sydney where she works for Full On running youth development programmes.
Conservation Board Appointee
The local Conservation Board is in the process of finalising the appointee for this position.