AvON's Leadership

Leadership of the network is provided by our Strategic Steering Group (SSG) – the ‘guardians of the vision’.
 
Members of the SSG are required to demonstrate capacity, commitment, and specialist or strategic expertise.  Membership of the SSG is by application and is subject to a 3 month provisional period.  
 
Members of the SSG are also members of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated a legal entity established to act as fund-holder to support the vision of Avon-Ōtākaro Network.
 
We contract the services of several part-time contractors to support us in progressing our key initiatives.  Contractors are monitored by the SSG but are accountable to Avon-Ōtākaro Incoprorated.
 
Our current leadership includes:
 
Sarah Butterfield
 
Chair of Avon-Ōtākaro Network 
Member of SSG
Secretary/Treasurer of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
 
Evan Smith
 
Spokesperson of Avon-Ōtākaro Network 
Member of SSG 
Executive Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
Contractor – AvON Vision Strategic Development & Advocacy
 
Teoti Jardine
 
Kaumatua
Member of SSG
Executive Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Ian Fox
 
Member of SSG 
Executive Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Kathryn Bates
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
Contractor – Mahinga Kai Exemplar Operations
 
Shane Orchard 
 
Member of SSG 
Executive Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
Contractor - Ecological Restoration Options Study
 
Sophie Allen
 
Member of SSG 
Executive Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
Contractor - Transitional River Trail Project

Sylvia Smyth

Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
Liaison – Eastern Vision

David Cross

Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
 
Sian Carvell
 
Contractor - MKE Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) & Young Peoples Engagement
 
Dallas Matoe
 
Member of SSG 
Executive Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
 
Peter Beck 
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
 
Peggy Kelly
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Dianna Madgin 
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
 
Bill Wilmott
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Jocelyn Papprill 
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Previous Members of the AvON SSG include:
 
Bryan Jenkins
Janet Jenkins
Suzanne Vallance
Karen Whitla
Grant Lyon
Bernie Calder
Pam Guest
Mary Tingey
Ashley Campbell
Ann Kennedy
Vaughan Utteridge
Jacqui Fanning
 
 
 
 
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The restored Bexley wetlands are already rich in native wildlife and a great recreational asset. Photo by Mark Esslemont.