Tanya is responsible for extending Trees That Count’s reach, expertise and support in to regions throughout New Zealand via our team of Regional Advisors, spanning Northland to Otago.
Tanya also helps manage relationships with nurseries, planting partners and planting projects and manages the Trust’s technical team. Being Auckland based, Tanya is available to support partners of Project Crimson and Trees That Count, both industry and corporate, across the wider region.
Tanya was 2-i-c at Beef + Lamb New Zealand for 14 years and has over 25 years’ experience in business. She is commercially minded and a fervent advocate of conservation and care for the environment in conjunction with innovative New Zealand business. In consultancy roles, she has broad experience working with a variety of clients across philanthropic, agricultural, commercial property, conservation, food and beverage and business innovation sectors.
Tanya identifies Aotearoa’s tramping tracks and native forests as her ‘drug of choice’. Hiking, yoga and travel, in New Zealand and around the globe, are her ‘happy place’. A keen reader, Lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate Travelist’ and ‘Epic Hikes of the World’ adorn her coffee table, alongside books on famous artists. For Tanya, her work with Trees That Count represents the happiest job of a lifetime. But, she says, her most important job, above all else, is being mother to her two teens, Mia and Arie, for whom the relentless pursuit of a better environment makes it all worthwhile.
Her hero is author and social commentator Celia Lashlie whom she quotes: “Always remember to look up and to look out.”
Phone: 021 648 971