Head of Restoration
Angela Mayson has over 20 years of working in environmental protection, restoration and regeneration both in Aotearoa New Zealand and the United Kingdom and across sectors. Her ancestors come from Scotland, Canada, Russia and Germany. Angela has a deep passion for catchment and landscape scale reforestation and restoration from mountain tops to the sea working with local and indigenous communities. She has been in strategic and leadership roles for partner and indigenous led landscape scale restoration, policy and practice including the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy/ Te Mana o te Taiao. Angela lives in the UK with her partner and two daughters and spends time in nature every day.
I grew up playing in the harbour and mudflats in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. When I am in or near water, the bush/forest I feel a sense of calm. The scientist in me believes in the evolutionary relationship between each of us and nature. I get great joy and a sense of wonder from being with nature and feel the responsibility to look after it. From my garden and houseplants, to long rambles in the countryside, to bush walks and swimming and diving.