Henry has a long career in conservation. He started working at Te Uru Rakau – the New Zealand Forestry Service as a teenager in his summer holidays. He became the Bay of Plenty/East Coast Conservator for DOC in the 2000s and took on a variety of treaty relations roles. He also has senior leadership experience as Acting Deputy Director-General for Te Uru Rakau. Henry is a dad to three mostly grown-up children. On weekends, he enjoys spending time with his partner, a good coffee and walks in Rotorua’s redwood forest. His favourite natural places to spend time in and recharge his batteries are Whirinaki Forest and around Rotorua’s lakes.