Mary-Anne Merriott, Trustee

Mary-Anne Merriott came to the Trust through her love of the great Kiwi outdoors and her wish to give back and contribute to conservation in NZ. She would be thrilled to see the forest ringlet re-surge in our backcountry areas and is hoping for lots more butterflies in her own garden too!

Mary-Anne lives in south Auckland with her husband and two rescue cats. Originally from Auckland, she spent many years in the UK, working in global human resources roles in London’s financial sector. She also spent many weekends exploring the UK’s wonderful hiking opportunities and country pubs. Mary-Anne returned to NZ in 2013 and now runs her own human resources consultancy in southern Auckland. She hopes to use her sector expertise working with digital and tech companies to benefit the Trust in our increasingly online world.