Are you 18 or younger?
Have a love of adventure?

SEACHANGE is a mailing list for young people who might one day step aboard the Spirit of New Zealand. Sign up and you'll find out the real story from onboard the ship.

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Our People

"The people behind Spirit of Adventure Trust are the heartbeat of the organisation"

Shore-based Team

Our shore crew are comprised of individuals who bring the spirit to the Trust. From planning voyages, fundraising, marketing, hiring crew, ship logistics, planning maintenance and everything in between. Our dedicated team make it all happen behind the scenes to ensure the Spirit of Adventure is kept alive, well represented and that every voyage runs as seamlessly as possible.

Dean Lawrence
Chief Executive Officer
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Ruth Roebuck
General Manager
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Andy Woodhouse
Marine Manager
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Julia Bryant
Community Engagement
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Stefan Barton
Relationship Manager
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Jo Lawton
Marketing Communications
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Rachael Anderson
Crew / Logistics Coordinator
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Maddison Irvine
Voyage Coordinator
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Andie Adam
Accountant
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Alina Rollinson
Reception / Administration
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Spirit of New Zealand Sea Staff

Helping to keep Lou Fisher’s vision alive since 1972, Spirit’s professional and volunteer crew are highly valued as the representatives of the Spirit of New Zealand and the Spirit of Adventure Trust. The Spirit family has grown to include many outstanding crew members, with some winning international awards for their leadership, nautical skills and role modelling on board.

Masters

Nic Charrington
Gerard Prendeville
Stephen Bull
Laurie Stanton
Mike Foster
Georgina Micet
Graham Weakley
Nigel Wright


Mates

Ben Whittington
Andrea Haines
Simon Graves
Tori Muir
Nicola Hockley
Alasdair Sime
Hannah Wilks
Lindsay Griffiths
Suzanne Trounson
Peter Renshaw
Tony Cummings
Eric Anderson
Tamati Munroe
Kim Bjarnesen
Kim Scott
Tim Philips
Aner Hayam-Jones
Luke Galuszewski
Ninja - (Ruth) Helming
Quentin Mitchell
Sarianna Crook


Cooks

Stephanie Bristol
Charmaine Fitton
Ray Phillips
Allan (JR) Reeve
Sue Shilling


Engineers

David Scott
Patrick Scelly
Donald Pederson
Tim Philips
Bruce Birnie
Roy Pearson
Trevor Erikson


Cadets

George Weeks
Francesca Edmonds


Ship Support

Peter Anderson


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Our Spirit People

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