The Trustees

Waiau Trust Trustees, 2020

Mr C.A. McCulloch (Chairman)

Cam is retired from  a career as a  Chartered Accountant in Public Practice.

His involvement in the environment started as Secretary of the Southland Acclimatisation Society ( now Fish and Game) a position he held for 13 years. Cam specialised in the Fishing Industry during his time in public practice. This involved  setting up processing and marketing facilities for inshore fishing plus setting up a deep water Fishing Company which involved negotiating with Korean and Japanese deep water fishing companies. He was also involved in setting up a live Lobster processing and marketing company which involved travelling throughout Asian setting up markets over a significant period of time.  Cam held Directorships in the Health Industry, the Banking Industry and the Electricity Industry over a long period  of time.

Cams’ community involvement included a period as a Trustee in The Community Trust of Southland, Chairman of Invercargill Rotary Club and life membership of Bluff Coastguard as a result of his involvement in their fund raising for a new Vessel.

Cam has been Chairman of Waiau Trust for 12 years, and is a joint nominee of the Fish and Game New Zealand, Southland Region and the Department of Conservation.

Mrs G. Dickson

Glenys is a retired farmer with experience in Central and local Government which gives her strong skills in policies and legislation, particularly Resource Management where she is a certified RMA commissioner.

She has a background in accounting practises and has owned a successful business.
She has sound experience in Governance being the Chair of Southern REAP a director of REAP Aotearoa, Director of Gore Health, Chair of Forest Hill Foundation Trust, a trustee of Mid Dome Wilding Pine Trust and presently a Gore District Councillor.

Glenys was a past member and Chair of the Southland Conservation Board and has a keen interest in Conservation and the environment.

Having a residence in Te Anau gives Glenys the opportunities to enjoy and experience outdoor recreation, with particular interests in water quality and predator control.
Making a positive change to protect and enhance the environment for future generations to enjoy is her motivation.

Glenys is a nominee of the Department of Conservation.

Mr J.D. Whitehead

John is a retired farmer. He is experienced in negotiating environmental outcomes and consensus building, and has a sound understanding of governance issues and conservation laws and policies. His lifelong interest is in natural history and conservation, in particular, high-country issues, rivers, and indigenous fisheries management and Predator Free 2050.

John is Chair of the Pomona Island Charitable Trust (an Island restoration project), a trustee on the Waiau Fisheries & Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust, a trustee on the Mid Dome Wilding Pine Trust, and a member of the Whenua Hou Management Committee. His outdoor recreation interests are tramping and predator control.

John is a nominee of the Department of Conservation.

Mr Andrew Feierabend

Andrew is a qualified resource management planner and has held a number of different roles within local government before joining Meridian Energy Limited in 2010. Andrew brings a wealth of management experience to the Trust as well as his understanding of resource management  and plan making processes.

Andrew enjoys his connection to Southland which has become a second home via his statutory advocacy and stakeholder role he holds with Meridian. He has a keen interest in the natural environment and enjoys tramping, mountain biking and fishing when his spare time allows.

Andrew is the Statutory and Compliance Strategy Manager, Meridian Energy, nominee of Meridian Energy Ltd.

Mr G. Watson

Graeme is involved with farming, fly fishing guiding tourism and is a Trustee of the Whakatipu Wilding Conifer Trust. He is a former Chairman of Southland Fish & Game and was the Southland representative of the QEII National Trust for 8 years.

Graeme is a nominee of Fish and Game New Zealand, Southland Region.

Mr P. Sutton

Peter is a keen hunter and angler and was a Fish and Game Councillor for over 10 years. During that time he was a Southland representative on the National Fish and Game Council, and the Chairperson of Fish and Game Southland.

Peter is a nominee of the Fish and Game New Zealand, Southland Region.

Mr M. O’Brien

Mike O’Brien is a farmer from Monowai. He is a strong advocate for farmers in the Waiau Valley and believes farming and conservation can be complementary to each other .He strongly supports the Waiau Trust’s approach of working alongside farmers to achieve both positive environmental and farming outcomes.

Mike has been involved in both local and national governance rolls and has a background in farm consultancy. He is a keen supporter of the local community and enjoys the benefits of living a great part of New Zealand.

Mike is a joint nominee of the Fish and Game New Zealand Southland Region and the Department of Conservation representing the rural community in the Waiau Catchment.