Rotokare welcomes new Sanctuary Manager

Rotokare welcomes new Sanctuary Manager

 On 9th August 2021, we were delighted to welcome Sophie Tucker as Sanctuary Manager with a mihi whakatau.

Sophie is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years project and general management experience. She has always enjoyed bringing teams together to successfully lead innovative and challenging projects over the years.

As a keen tramper and mountaineer, Sophie is also a highly active volunteer member of Taranaki Alpine Club where she draws on her energy, enthusiasm and organisational skills to encourage and support others to learn about and enjoy the Taranaki Mounga.

Having been awed by the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand during a holiday in 2013, Sophie then moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2014 to follow her dream of a more outdoors focussed lifestyle.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to integrate both my personal and professional skills to lead the team at Rotokare Scenic Reserve. It’s a dream role because it combines so many of the things that I enjoy!” says Sophie. “I’m really looking forward to working with the skilled and passionate team of staff and volunteers in this beautiful location, and the many supporting organisations, to build upon the fantastic achievements at Rotokare and lead it into the future”.

We are looking forward to positive outcomes at Rotokare as a result of Sophie’s energetic personality, passion for people and the outdoors, and visionary, management and team leadership skills.

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