Bronwen Golder leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s initiative in New Zealand and is working to establish the 620,000-square-kilometre (239,000-square-mile) Kermadec Rangitahua Ocean Sanctuary. That work builds on Global Ocean Legacy’s 10 years of success helping to safeguard more than 6.3 million square kilometres (2.4 million square miles) of ocean with the goal of increasing the number of fully protected parks in the sea from nine to 15 by 2022.
Before coming to Pew, Golder worked primarily for non-profit and governmental organizations, with a focus on the environment and conservation. She spent more than 10 years with the World Wildlife Fund on global projects and engaging with the European Commission. She has provided strategic advice, advocacy, and capacity building on major conservation planning and implementation projects throughout the world.
Golder holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Victoria University in New Zealand and a master’s in international relations from Mount Holyoke College.