Meet our team
The Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Project has been fortunate to have the involvement of a team of experts from all over the world.
Our team members are experienced in eradication and conservation projects and have recognised expertise in their fields.
Employment opportunities: We are looking to involve a local workforce and have a number of positions available, if you would like to join the team please contact us
Pete has had the role of Technical advisor during the planning and/or implementation of invasive species eradications both around New Zealand and internationally including- the USA- Aleutians (Rat Island); Australia- Macquarie and Big Green Island, the Pacific- Palmyra and Wake Islands, Lehua- Hawaii; Canada – Haida Gwaii; Europe – the Azores and Sardinia. Pete has also been a member of the New Zealand Department of Conservation’s Island Eradication Advisory Group (member for 7 years). Pete has a Masters in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science – Zoology.
Assistant Project Manager – Community
Masked Owl Manager
Anneke De Shutter
As a GIS analyst Ann focused primarily on weed and (aerial) pest control, as well as looking at how improvements could be made to monitoring nationwide using satellite imagery.
In 2016 she got the incredible opportunity to be the GIS technician for the subantarctic Antipodes Islands mice eradication; tracking, monitoring and mapping bait usage and area covered, enabling 100% coverage.
Project Communications Coordinator
In her role as Project Communications Coordinator Darcelle will be working primarily on communications surrounding the REP and associated long-term conservation plan.
Focusing on communicating factual, transparent, information about the project Darcelle, will also be liaising with the community on the development and implementation of an Eco Tourism strategy (in conjunction with the LHITA) to grow a new tourism market for Lord Howe Island. Darcelle has a Bachelor of Business in International Trade and Marketing.