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Abbie Reynolds

Country Director for Aotearoa New Zealand

Nelson, New Zealand

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Abbie Reynolds TNC Country Director for Aotearoa New Zealand © Caroline Crick/TNC

Areas of Expertise

Climate Change, Partnerships, Sustainability, Leadership




Abbie Reynolds is The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Country Director for Aotearoa New Zealand. She brings more than two decades of change-making leadership experience in the sustainability, climate and environmental sector to the role.

Abbie is one of New Zealand’s most respected sustainability leaders, with experience as chair of Westpac's Sustainability External Advisory Panel and as a director of Auckland Transport. She is also completing a NEXT Foundation Fellowship focused on ways to accelerate uptake of solutions that address both climate change and biodiversity loss.

Abbie was a past CEO of Predator Free 2050. Prior to that role, she held the post of executive director of the Sustainable Business Council, where in 2017 she co-founded the Climate Leaders Coalition. This led to a 2019 Women of Influence win and the opportunity to present at the United Nations as part of the NZ Government's report on its Sustainable Development Goal performance.

Abbie has been a trustee for Sustainable Coastlines and Voyce Whakarongo Mai and served on the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisors' "Rethinking Plastics Panel" and the Government’s Electric Vehicle Leadership Group.

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