Bronwen Golder leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s Kermadec/Rangitāhua 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 the World Wildlife Fund on global projects and engaging with the European Commission. She has 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 protection of the Congo Basin, the Himalayas, and the Amazon Basin. In these roles she coordinated conservation planning and action across 17 ecoregions in the Asia-Pacific area and took the lead on special projects.Golder holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Victoria University in New Zealand and a master’s degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.