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Noel Jhinku

Noel has an academic background in the biomedical and marine sciences. He is passionate about the marine environment and founded the OSOF initiative in 2011. Noel can be found exploring the coastline in his spare time, and is currently based in Dunedin.
Active: 2011 – present

Will Tait-Jamieson

Will has an academic background in zoology and psychology. Will is passionate about environmental psychology – the science of how we behave and interact with our environment. Will is also an avid spear-fisher and SCUBA diver, and is currently based in Wellington.
Active: 2015 – present

Yuin Khai Foong

Yuin Khai has a business and NFP background at Senior Management level. Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au. Yuin grew up in and around the ocean spending way too much yet not enough time diving, fishing, boating, swimming, exploring. He dreams of evolving to be a cetacean and can be found close to Tikapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf.
Active: 2018 – present

Jill Ford

Jill is an entrepreneur and energetic leader who has always striven to make a positive difference. She’s never afraid to challenge the status quo and ask why. Jill is an active volunteer for many cultural, environmental, educational, sporting and social causes. She is a passionate advocate for marine conservation, and for reducing human impacts on these environments.
Active: 2019 – present

Trustee – Is this you?

As part of the OSOF Trust Board, you will assist in the strategic development of the OSOF Charitable Trust, ensuring services offered are compatible with the mission and objectives of the organisation, and that these are responsive and relevant to the needs of the wider community.

View the trustee role description.