Peters names Antarctica NZ board appointments
Paul Hargreaves has been reappointed as Chair of Antarctica New Zealand’s Management Board, Foreign Minister Winston
Peters announced today.
Living Earth director Robert Fenwick, a climate change and sustainable development consultant, has also been appointed
to the Board.
Mr Hargreaves, a former chief executive of NIWA, will continue as Chair until July 2008. Mr Fenwick’s appointment runs
until June 2010.
“Antarctica New Zealand provides excellent support for New Zealand Antarctic scientists, who are world leaders in their
fields,” Mr Peters said.
“The appointments of Mr Hargreaves and Mr Fenwick will help ensure the board continues its successful management of New
Zealand’s activities on the ice,” Mr Peters said.
“Antarctica New Zealand celebrated Scott Base’s 50th Anniversary, as well as 50 years of New Zealand-United States
cooperation during the 2006/07 season.
“With the International Polar Year starting in March, Antarctica New Zealand anticipates the new season will be one of
its busiest to date. Among a number of planned projects will be the second season of the highly successful multinational
Antarctic climate change project, ANDRILL,” Mr Peters said.
Antarctica New Zealand is a crown entity that manages New Zealand’s national programme in Antarctica. Its other board
members are former chief executive of World Wide Fund for Nature New Zealand Jo Breeze; retired Defence Secretary Graham
Fortune; Bank of New Zealand chairman Kerry McDonald; marine conservationist Janice Molloy, and Auckland University
Chair in Marine Science John Montgomery.