New Trust Trustee

Submitted by editor on

April 2015

New Fiordland Conservation Trust Trustee Appointed

Greg Hay, co-owner of Peregrine Wines has accepted the invitation of the trustees of Fiordland Conservation Trust to join their ranks as trustee. The offer follows the resignation of Mark Peychers from the position due to work commitments elsewhere. The Trust extends its heartfelt gratitude to Mark for all his hard work and commitment to the Trust and to conservation of our threatened and at risk native species.

Greg and Peregrine Wines are no strangers to the Trust or to conservation in Fiordland. Greg has been the Trust’s Patron for the past 2 years and the company he co-owns, Peregrine Wines have funded several significant conservation projects with the Trust (in addition to other non-Trust conservation projects) including the translocation of 39 tieke/saddleback to Te Kakahu o Tamatea/Chalky Island, with a further 36 tieke being transferred to Bauza Island in Doubtful Sound/Patea. The sale of Peregrine’s award wining pinot noir, Saddleback fittingly helped pay for both transfers. Peregrine’s third Trust project in 2011 heralded a truly historic moment for conservation when, for first time in 120 years since Richard Henry’s translocation work on Resolution Island in the 1890s, 60 mohua were reintroduced onto the island, adding another piece to the conservation jigsaw in the restoration of Dusky Sound.

Greg brings to his new role with the Trust significant skills including wide experience in marketing, communications and strategic planning.  Fiordland Conservation Trust Chairman Murray Willans said “the Trust is very fortunate to have Greg as a trustee, he is enthusiastic and very committed to conservation and Fiordland,  with his skills and experience he is a perfect fit for us. Greg has certainly more than earned his position as trustee of Fiordland Conservation Trust and we look forward to working with him.”