Farewell to our Retiring Trustee Bryan Storey

Bryan Storey joined the Rod Donald Trust Board in 2017 after retiring from roles as Director of Gateway Antarctica, the Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research at the University of Canterbury, and Professor of Antarctic Studies. He had been involved in Antarctic research since 1974 when he worked for the British Antarctic Survey prior to bringing his family to New Zealand in 2000.  Bryans Antarctic research fostered a strong interest in climate change, biodiversity and conservation, and his sharing of this knowledge has been invaluable to the Trust.   

During his time on the Board Bryan has undertaken several specific liaison roles, acting as our Trusts representative for the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Geopark and the Banks Peninsula Native Forest Climate Change Group, as well as being a member of our own Employment, Audit and Risk portfolio group. He has also been an enthusiastic walking guide, assisting with the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival on several occasions.

Bryan (far right) at the top of the newly established Te Ahu Pātiki Conservation Park, a project in which he had played a significant role.  

Thanks Bryan for your commitment to the Trust, your valuable input and wisdom and amazing mahi. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!

Bryan receiving a farewell gift from the Trust – a beautiful Tricia Hewlett original painting of Te Ahu Pātiki