The Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit focused on undertaking and inspiring action  towards a healthy planet, where people live sustainably and in harmony with animals and a shared environment.

At the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand:

  • We strive to respect, nourish and protect all living things. As people, animals and the environment are all interconnected.
  • We believe that knowledge leads to understanding, and that understanding will encourage us to take action.
  • We believe that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference.
  • We believe that flexibility and open-mindedness are essential to enable us to respond to a changing world.
  • We require integrity and compassion in all that we do and say.

Our Governance Team

Dr Jane Goodall - JGI Founder
Dr Melanie Vivian - JGI NZ Founder & CEO
Dr Neil Gilbert - Board Chair
Megan Sellars - Board Member
Paul Sullivan - Board Member
Glenda Lewis - Board Member
Patricia Hubbard - Board Member
Brianne West - Board Member
Rachel Harris - Board Member
Daniela Biaggio - Board Advisor
Right Honourable Helen Clark, former UNDP Administrator and Prime Minister of New Zealand - JGI NZ Patron

Our Operations Team

Dr Melanie Vivian - JGI NZ Founder & CEO
Nicky Smith - COO
Rochelle Cutts - Finance Officer
Myrlia Purcell - Supporter Relations Manager
Marie Guerreiro - Development Officer
Kahu Bennett - Communications Officer
Sian Carvell - Roots & Shoots Programme Director
Konny Reichert - Roots & Shoots Manager
Jacqui Hooper - NYLC Coordinator & Roots & Shoots Ambassador
Katherine Kennard - JGI NZ Ambassador
Gino Acevedo - JGI NZ Ambassador

Our Roots & Shoots Team

Konny Reichert - Roots & Shoots Manager
Sian Carvell - Roots & Shoots Programme Director
Teresa Kavanagh - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Auckland
Anne Simpson - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Auckland
Frida Schlasberg - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Auckland
Beverly Clunies-Ross - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Waikato
Beverley Stevens - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Taranaki
Selina Reichert - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Wellington
Anna Porter - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Wellington
Esta Wilson-Burke - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Wellington
Kathryn Bates - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Canterbury
Emily Major - Roots & Shoots Regional Coordinator, Canterbury
Jacqui Hooper - NYLC Coordinator & Roots & Shoots Ambassador
Fiona Gordon - Roots & Shoots Ambassador, Wildlife Trade
Toby Johnson - Roots & Shoots Ambassador, Mobile Phone Recycling
Amy Robbins - Roots & Shoots Ambassador, Palm Oil

Our National Youth Leaders

Nila Taylor - NYLC Member
Amber Sisarich - NYLC Member
Erika Kruidenier - NYLC Member
Marie Brunsart - NYLC Member
Imogen Dumville - NYLC Member
Emily Whitston-Lee - NYLC Member
Mandira Shailai - NYLC Member

Our Global Team

Global gathering of JGI's in Vienna in 2017. JGI NZ is a Chapter of JGI and joins with other Chapters around the world to further the organisation's mission. 

OUR GLOBAL PRESENCE

Jane Goodall Institutes are making a difference around the world everyday.

The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand operates independently but in collaboration with Chapters worldwide.

Explore where else in the world we the Jane Goodall Institute is making a difference.

JGI Around The World