DOC established Predator Free 2050 Ltd to help drive New Zealand towards the Predator Free 2050 goal.

The role of Predator Free 2050 Ltd is to:

  • invest in high-value, large-scale predator control initiatives
  • invest in breakthrough scientific research into predator control and eradication
  • attract investment from the private sector, philanthropists and local government

Predator Free 2050 Ltd receives $6 million per year of new government funding and is expected to leverage additional contributions from business, local government and philanthropists of approximately $12 million per year.

Predator Fee 2050 Ltd is an independent Crown company.

Group photo.
Top from left: Gary Lane, Sir Rob Fenwick, David MacLeod, Arihia Bennett, Jeff Grant, Devon McLean
Bottom from left: Traci Houpapa, Jane Taylor (Chair), Hon Maggie Barry, Warren Parker


Ed Chignell. Image Matt Hunt.
Ed Chignell, CEO of Predator 2050 Ltd

Ed co-founded Treescape New Zealand, the largest arboriculture and vegetation management company in New Zealand and the fourth largest in Australia, and spent 37 years as Treescape's CEO.


Jane Taylor (Chair)
Chair of Landcare Research Ltd and Chair of New Zealand Post

Sir Rob Fenwick
Chair of the Predator Free NZ Trust and Kiwis for Kiwi

Jeff Grant
Chair of OSPRI (Operational Solutions for Primary Industry)

Devon McLean
Environmental Advisor for Next Foundation, Board member of New Zealand Biological Heritage National Science challenge

Gary Lane
Experienced businessman and investor 

Traci Houpapa
Chair of Landcorp Farming Ltd and Chair of the Federation of Māori Authorities

Warren Parker
Chair of New Zealand Conservation Authority, and former Chief Executive of SCION

David MacLeod
Chair of Taranaki Regional Council, Fonterra Director with iwi connections

Arihia Bennett
Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu

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