Niamh has been involved in campaigning on environmental issues in Aotearoa since 2008 (and has been in NZ long enough to call it home). She recently returned from overseas to take up the Executive Director role for 350 Aotearoa. After living in Dunedin for many years, she is excited about living and campaigning in Auckland, and the weather that comes with it! Her main passions are climate justice, and a fair transition to a low carbon society, and she believes that 350 Aotearoa can achieve huge steps in these areas.
Sandy has had a life-long passion for social and environmental justice and has been involved in the Transition Towns movement and environmental education. She currently greatly enjoys her work at 350 Aotearoa, and hopes to see the organisation grow in New Zealand.
Ivan studies biology and music, and is committed to building a sustainable future through the Fossil Free University of Auckland campaign. He aspires to keep studying music internationally. Ivan’s passion is linking social justice with climate solutions, and is excited to now be part of the movement as a Telefundraiser for 350 Aotearoa.
Co-founder of 350 Aotearoa and Board Chairperson
Aaron helped co-found 350 Aotearoa in 2008 to join the global 350.org movement. He hails from Wellington where he now works as the Climate Impacts Coordinator for 350.org, after living in Australia and the Pacific as the Regional Coordinator.
Amanda is a climate campaigner with her roots in the UK environment movement. Before moving to Aotearoa, she led WWF-UK’s climate campaign, where she played a central part in organising the London People’s Climate March. She’s been involved in responsible investment activism since 2010, when she began pushing her employer to move staff pensions out of unethical funds. Amanda loves tramping, cycling and cups of tea. She’s surprisingly rubbish at throwing things and reading instructions.
Catherine Iorns Magallanes (BA, LLB (Hons), Well, LLM Yale) is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Victoria University of Wellington. She researches, writes, and teaches on environmental law and human rights. In 2013 she became a Climate Reality presenter.
As well as being on the Board of 350 Aotearoa, Catherine is currently a member of the national
Governance Team of Amnesty International for Aotearoa New Zealand, a member of the National Executive Committee for Environment and Conservation Organisations New Zealand, and the Convenor of the recently-established Earth Law Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand.
Mahina-a-rangi Baker (Ngãti Raukawa ki te tonga, Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngati Toarangatira) is an Environmental Consultant who works for her iwi. She’s also currently pursuing a PhD in Collaborative Catchment Modelling. She’s particularly passionate about tangata whenua, tangata moana resiliency to climate change.
Dr Matheson Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Auckland. His areas of research are 20th century German philosophy and contemporary political philosophy. He is married to a paediatrician and is actively involved in the Anglican Church.
Michael Tritt is Director of Urban Cleantech. He has been working on environmental issues for 15 years, and has been a cyclist for even longer. Before launching Urban Cleantech, he was on the Senior Management Team at Greenpeace, as the New Zealand Director of Fundraising, overseeing a fantastic team that took income past $10 NZ million per annum. He has also done stints in the North American utility industry, and at the
University of Otago where he holds a Master’s Degree in
Commerce (for which he wrote a thesis on environmentally