The appointment of Glenice Paine to the BioHeritage Governance Group significantly strengthens our commitment to Te Ao Māori perspectives and values, and our leadership on integrating mātauranga (Māori knowledge) across the Challenge.

BioHeritage Challenge Chair James Buwalda says Glenice’s appointment is timely, given the need to further strengthen the Challenge’s partnership with Māori as it plans for Tranche 2 in 2019

“I’m really pleased to welcome Glenice to the Governance Group. She’s been engaging closely with us over the past year through her role as Chair of our Kāhui Māori that provides advice on cultural matters.

“She brings extensive skills and experience in resource and environmental management, biosecurity and governance, along with strong leadership for te ao Māori perspectives and mātauranga Māori.”

Glenice will remain as Chair of the Kāhui Māori. She affiliates to Te Atiawa and Ngāi Tahu, and is a deputy Commissioner for the Environment Court. In addition, she’s Chair of Te Tira Whakamātaki and a member of the Biosececurity 2025 Steering Group.

She has previously held roles on or with the Ministry for the Environment, the Environmental Protection Authority, conservation boards and iwi. Glenice was also on the peer review panel for the Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement.

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