Miranda is Chair of the Live Ocean board. Her career spans both the commercial and social sectors and she has over twenty years governance experience.
She spent three years as the CEO of NZ Global Women. She also served as Deputy Chair of Project Litefoot, a charitable trust that inspires New Zealanders to be environmental champions through connections with sports clubs and sporting heroes.
Miranda is the Co-Founder of Food Nation (a plant-powered food producer), Chair of Emerging Proteins NZ and Chair of Meadow Mushrooms Ltd. Miranda studied at Harvard University (USA) as the recipient of the Trade New Zealand Export Award in 1999.
Miranda has a deep appreciation of water as a Taonga and the importance of the ocean as comparable only to the air we breathe.
Shelley is a current board member of Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui and Le Va, and has previously served on the board of the Halberg Foundation among others.
When she isn’t working Shelley can be found out fishing in the Coromandel, training for Iron Māori or with her three mokopuna.
Jez sits on the board for Live Ocean in NZ as well as the recently established US board.
The ocean has provided Jez’s life with so much and he is a strong advocate for leaving a healthy and productive ocean for future generations, an ocean full of life.
Erin spent her youth on the shores of Oxnard, CA which is home to the beautiful Channel Islands National Park. Spending the bulk of her time in and around these waters became the foundation for a lifetime appreciation of the ocean, its inhabitants, and preserving it for generations to come.
Amanda has over 20 years’ experience as a tax advisor working in a Big 4 firm, a UK investment bank and Tax Principal at nsaTax Limited – New Zealand’s largest specialist tax practice. In 2021, Amanda founded New Zealand tax specialist firm, Tax Advisory Limited. Her clients include SMEs, high net worth families, non-profits and other chartered accounting and law firms.
Amanda has a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from Otago University, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and is an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.Amanda brings to Live Ocean her extensive experience with tax compliance and reporting obligations with tax authorities.
Originally from Wellington, Amanda is a passionate advocate for ocean health. When not at work, Amanda loves spending time with her family on Rakino Island and diving in or sailing on the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.