Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao is a Charitable Trust managed by a Trust Board
Stefan has always been fascinated by the success of projects around New Zealand in bringing back native species. Then there was a rat in his garage and this is how it all started.
Martino joined Urban Ark in November 2021 and recently took up the role of treasurer. In his day job Martino is in a senior finance role in the banking sector, so we’re confident that he’s more than qualified to help keep us acting with financial prudence at all times! Outside of work Martino keeps busy with 3 young kids and enjoys running, mountain biking and generally spending time in the great outdoors. Martino wants to see native flora and fauna thrive in Auckland and across Aotearoa and is involved in the Pest Free Balmoral group.
Siân Buley has been the Pest Management Coordinator at Auckland Zoo since 2015. If you go to the Zoo and see a rat, you must let her know! She is passionate about the Zoo’s mission to bring people together to build a future for wildlife and sees the control of invasive species and community action as vital in trying to protect New Zealand’s biodiversity. Siân also services bait and trap lines as a volunteer for a couple of projects in the Waitākere Ranges, where she lives.
Andrew joined Urban Ark as a trustee in May 2022. He is a proud resident of Westmere and works in the property development sector. In his spare time Andrew gets away to Kawau Island whenever he can with his partner and dog, mostly likely to be seen weeding, digging holes and planting something. Andrew is keen to see the natural character of the Inner-West restored and an increase in the variety of native birdlife.