Looking forward to spring and the arrival of Anna McElrea to the Xyst team in October. Anna joins as a Senior Consultant and will be working closely with our Auckland/Northland based team as well as getting her hands into other projects across the country and with our wider team.
Anna is passionate about protecting, enhancing and activating Aotearoa/New Zealand’s public open space network and empowering mana whenua and our communities to do the same. She is on a journey towards gaining a better understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori and the recent and proposed changes to environmental and planning legislation and local government.
She will bring a strong sense of adventure, active leadership skills and a supportive customer services focus.
Anna holds a Master in Resource and Environmental Planning (1st Class Hons), a Bachelor of Science (double major in Ecology and Physical Geography) and a Certificate in Outdoor Recreation. She also holds qualifications in Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) and Ataarangi Te Reo Māori.