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Karen Fifield

Chief Executive, Wellington Zoo Trust

Karen Fifield
  • Chief Executive, Wellington Zoo Trust since 2006 – the first carboNZero certified Zoo in the world and winner of many local and national sustainability awards
  • Chair of the SBC Value Chain Project Governance Group 2015 
  • Finalist Westpac/Fairfax Media NZ Women of Influence Awards – Social Enterprise category 2014
  • Wellingtonian of the Year 2010 – Environment category
  • Immediate Past President and current Board member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia 
  • Current Member of the NZ Animal Behaviour and Welfare Consultative Committee
  • Current World Zoo and Aquarium Association representative on the NZ Committee for the UN International Union for the Conservation of Nature 
  • Current Member of the Wellington Conservation Board 
  • Previous Member of the GROW Wellington Economic Development Board 2011-14
  • HER Business Network Wellington Award winner 2009 – Business Leadership and Sustainability
  • HER Business Network National Award winner 2010 – Business Leadership
  • Education Manager, Taronga Conservation Society Australia 1991-2001 and Director Discovery and Learning, Zoos Victoria 2001-2005