Hailing from Greymouth on the South Island’s West Coast, Kevin joined Forest & Bird as Chief Executive in October 2016.
He has held leadership roles in business, and in the Government and community sectors. Before joining Forest & Bird Kevin served as a Member of Parliament for eight years, and was previously Executive Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board.
Kevin has also been extensively involved in various human rights issues and has a strong commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
A previous member of the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, Kevin has also been involved in conservation advocacy and campaigning, as well as practical conservation work of planting and pest control.