Our Technical Team

Our advisors work collaboratively on environmental aspirations for their area, achieving great results for water quality and biodiversity, while building social cohesion. 

Alison Dewes

Wai Kōkopu Project Manager

Sally Lee

Wai Kōkopu Technical Advisor

Rachel Mudge

Wai Kōkopu Technical Advisor

Sarah Dudin

Wai Kōkopu Technical Advisor

Alanah Bunyard

Wai Kōkopu Technical Advisor

Stef Kincheff

Wai Kōkopu Technical Advisor

Meredith Davis

Wai Kōkopu Water Science Lead

Tom Anderson

Wai Kōkopu Restoration Manager

Guy Wilkins

Wai Kōkopu Forestry Restoration

Our Governance Group

Wai Kōkopu Incorporated is a community driven governance group that connects, informs and lobbies agencies, organisations, industry and landowners towards achieving the reductions required to meet catchment water quality targets. 

Our governance group consists of: Rick Rapana, John Burke, John Scrimgeour, Andre Hickson, Esther Kirk, Ross Bawden, Darryl Jensen and Deryck Shaw.

Rick Rapana

Wai Kōkopu Co-Chair

John Burke

Wai Kōkopu Trustee 

Andre Hickson

Wai Kōkopu Board Member

John Scrimgeour

Wai Kōkopu Board Member

Ross Bawden

Wai Kōkopu Board Member

Our Partners

Claire McCorkindale

Land Management Officer for Waihi Estuary Focus Catchment, BOPRC


June Mobley

Wai Kokopu Admin / Finance support

Hannah Fromont

Graphic designer and Photographer

Sharon Searle

SmS Consulting Limited

Get involved

You can become a member of the Wai Kōkopu Incorporated and join our mailing list to hear of upcoming opportunities to be involved.