The Foundation's People

Trustees of the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation have a wealth of experience and expertise in conservation and the environment, and in business practice, fund management and governance, in both the public and private sectors.



Founder: Denis Marshall

Denis-marshallHon Denis Marshall QSO, was founding Chairman of New Zealand National Parks & Conservation Foundation in 2001. He is a Nuffield Farming Scholar and a former Government Minister, with portfolios including Conservation and, Lands.

Denis was Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association based in London and has consulted on democracy programmes with the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank Institute.

He lives near Queenstown where he is proprietor of Hawkshead Wines.

Phone: 021 541 467



Chairman: Murray McKee

Murray-mckeeMurray McKee practices as a public policy and risk management adviser in Wellington, and has served on the New Zealand Conservation Authority (a Ministerial advisory body), and two regional Conservation Boards.

Phone: 027 453 0094



Trustee: Lady Wallis

Prue, Lady Wallis, together with her husband Sir Tim Wallis and her entrepreneurial family, have a long and productive involvement in farming, aviation and high-end tourism.

Prue is an active supporter of trusts and charities for the environment, the arts, medical research and local groups.

Phone: 021 443 795



Trustee: Mark Christensen

Mark-christensenMark Christensen is an expert in resource management and biodiversity law. Mark is a member of the New Zealand Conservation Authority and Chair of the Banks Peninsular Conservation Trust.

He is actively involved in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and the New Zealand Sustainable Business Council.

Phone: 027 487 8611



Trustee: Richard Riddell

Richard-riddellRichard Riddell is an Executive Director and Principal of NZAM (New Zealand Assets Management) and has more than 30 years experience in the banking and investment management industries.

Richard hails from a farming family. He is a director of a number of private companies and trustee of family and charitable trusts.

Phone: 021 379 006