Vivienne Shaw (nee Topajka)

Viv has expertise in: marketing, international business, strategy, research, project management, environmental and conservation management.

Viv has coordinated and taught on the International Business module of the Otago MBA. She has also worked with the School of Marketing and International Business at Victoria University of Wellington as a Research Advisor. Between 2008 and 2011 she was a lead researcher on a government-funded grant to research the building of a sustainable competitive advantage for New Zealand service firms in Asia, with a spotlight on China and India.

Viv is secretary of the Pomona Island Charitable Trust and, largely on a voluntary basis, is the project manager for the Trust. She has gained valuable experience in managing the eradication of pests such as stoats, possums, deer, rats and mice.

She has excellent communication skills and can manage complex conservation-related projects, including advising on fundraising.

Viv has completed consultancy projects with the Department of Conservation, Fiordland College, Pomona Island Charitable Trust, South West New Zealand Endangered Species Charitable Trust, Bluff Hill/Motupohue Environment Trust, Advocate Communications and the Fiordland Trails Trust.

In 2007 Viv was appointed to the Southland Conservation Board (Chair from August 2009 to February 2011 and from April 2012 to April 2014).

She is a Trustee on the Fiordland Conservation Trust and a past member of the Whenua Hou Committee.

Viv has a degree in German and a PhD in Marketing.

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