Bronwen Golder leads Pew’s Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary initiative in New Zealand. Golder has spent more than 20 years working primarily for nonprofit and government organizations, with a strong focus on the environment and conservation. She spent more than 10 years with WWF on global projects including the Coral Triangle Network Initiative, People and Conservation program, and engaging with the European Commission. She has also provided strategic advice and was involved with advocacy efforts and capacity building on major conservation planning and implementation projects throughout the world, including campaigning for the protection of Congo Basin, Himalayas, and Amazon Basin. In these roles she coordinated conservation planning and action across 17 ecoregions in the Asia Pacific region as well as taking the lead on special projects.
Golder holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Victoria University, NZ, and a master’s degree in international relations from Mt. Holyoke College.