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, prompted by a lifelong interest and love of the ocean. Noel can be found exploring the Otago coastline in his spare time, contributing to community initiatives, and mentoring the wider OSOF team.
Active: 2011 – present
“Nothing is missing from my life when I have the ocean by my side.”
George works in the higher education sector and has experience in the governance of not-for-profit organisations at a local, national, and international level. At an OSOF event, his interest in marine conservation was sparked, inspired by the work of OSOF volunteers. George has been lucky enough to live next to beautiful marine environments his whole life. He wants to make sure that future generations get to enjoy them too.
Active: 2020 – 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