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Niamh O’Flynn
Executive Director

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.



12030245_565672591288_9168150109121143884_oSandy Hildebrandt
Campaigns Assistant

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.


  Artur Francisco
Research and Investigations Co-ordinator

Artur has been involved with 350 Aotearoa since 2015, and is currently leading on all aspects of campaign investigations. He moved to NZ  from Brazil in 2007. Art is passionate about using his skills to bring down the fossil fuel industry. 
  ……………………………………………..                  artur





Aaron June 2013Aaron Packard
Co-founder of 350 Aotearoa and Board Chairperson

Aaron helped co-found 350 Aotearoa in 2008 to join the global  movement.  He hails from Wellington  where he now works as the Climate Impacts Coordinator for, after living in Australia and the Pacific as the Regional Coordinator. 
                                                                 @AaronPackard on Twitter


Amanda Larsson
Board Member

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.
     @ecomanda on Twitter


Mahina-a-rangi Baker
Board Member
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.



216119_5505586419_7338_nMatheson Russell
Board Member

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.

MichaelTritt-0044-webMichael Tritt
Board Member

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 concerned consumers).


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