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Our staff

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Katherine Hume-Pike


Katherine joined the project as the Executive Officer of the trust in February 2019.


She works alongside the trustees to implement the business case, secure land access, obtain funding to construct the trail and monitor progress.

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Vicki Nalder


Vicki is a registered surveyor, the Chair of the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board of New Zealand, and managed the construction of the Marlborough cycle trail extension between Blenheim and Spring Creek on behalf of Waka Kotahi.

Vicki joined the Whale Trail team to co-ordinate the consenting, approvals, and construction contracts to build the trail.

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Leanne Roberts


Leanne joined the Whale Trail team at the end of February 2022, she has whakapapa to Te Ātiawa and Ngāi Tahu.


Leanne has a diverse background including local government, community development and business.  She will be focusing on community and partnerships.