New Environmental Protection Authority Board appointment announced

Dr Andrea Byrom has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Board.

Dr Byrom is currently a director of the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho, stepping down from this role in December 2020, and is on the governance group for Predator Free Hawkes Bay. She held various science leadership roles at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research for over 20 years.

Her deep strategic knowledge of the New Zealand science sector and how it connects with regional and central government agencies will be of value to the EPA Board.

She values evidence-based decision-making and has a deep understanding of, and commitment to Māori values and tikanga, which aligns with the EPA’s organisational culture.

Her appointment replaces Dr Nicki Crauford, who stepped down from the Board in June after completing her third term.