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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.



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

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).


Barry with Microphone at TPPA rallyBarry Coates
Board Member
Barry has campaigned on climate change with allies globally, in the Pacific and in New Zealand. He was head of Global Justice Now! and Oxfam New Zealand, and a Green Party list MP in 2016-17. He
is an economist with a Masters from Yale University. He has started God Money, a new social enterprise on promoting responsible investment, and is aiming to subvert the world of finance.