Taranaki Mounga is excited to welcome Sera Gibson to the team as Project Manager until July 2020. She joins as cover for Sean Zieltjes who is on paternity leave.
Taranaki Mounga Chairman Jamie Tuuta says Sera brings a wealth of experience having previously worked for the Department of Conservation and more recently Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa.
“Her broad understanding of the regional ecosystem, deep relationships and technical expertise is a welcome addition to the team,” says Jamie.
Born in Taranaki and of Te Atiawa, Ngāruahine and Te Arawa descent, Sera has worked in roles encompassing environmental management and legislation, policy, and resource management.
General Manager of Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Allie Hemara-Wahanui is pleased to have Sera on-seat not only because of her strong Taranaki iwi connections, but also her participation in environmental projects across the region.
“We are proud to see Sera working with Taranaki Mounga. We really value the work the project is doing,” says Allie. “Importantly their work to help restore our Maunga, their support of our management of our awa and the protection of whio that live on our awa.”
Sera has a Master of Science in Marine Science, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Biological Science and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology.