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Janice Huang

Janice is passionate about marine conservation and sustainability. She currently works in the eco-tourism industry and help with education programmes. Janice enjoys tramping, surfing and loves reading. She has a degree in Zoology and Marine Science from Otago University. She believes that we are instinctively equipped with the ability to care for nature, and the best way to practice this ability is to spend more time in nature and share this experience with others.

Active: 2021 – present


Laurie Duncan

Laurie has a passion for sustainability, with her marine conservation interest sparked at a young age, with her school’s Fish on Drains initiative. She comes from a legal background and is currently completing her university studies. Laurie is excited to work with OSOF to help conserve our beautiful coastline and marine environments.

Trust Board Intern
Active: 2022 – present


Charlie Gavey

Charlie joins the OSOF team from a background in digital product strategy and non-profit governance. As a long-time diver, Charlie cares deeply about marine conservation and preserving coastal and underwater ecosystems for future generations. In her spare time, Charlie can be found sailing or diving around Wellington’s south coast. Charlie is currently furthering her love of oceans by studying marine biology at the University of Victoria.

Active: 2022 – present


Noel Jhinku

Noel has an academic background in the biomedical and marine sciences, and has experience in operational and project management. He is passionate about the marine environment and has been involved in the OSOF initiative since 2011, prompted by a lifelong interest and love of the ocean. Noel can be found exploring the coastline in his spare time, contributing to community initiatives, and mentoring the wider OSOF team.

Active: 2011 – present


Trustee – Is this you?

As part of the OSOF Trust Board, you will assist in the strategic and operational development of OSOF, ensuring services offered are compatible with the vision, 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.