Raewyn is the Policy Director for the Environmental Defence Society, heading up their environmental policy work. She initially trained as a lawyer, and for some years specialised in resource management and large urban development work.
For the past decade, Raewyn has focused on improving the management of New Zealand’s coasts and oceans, that part of the country she is most passionate about. To this end, Raewyn has written numerous publications, including a book on coastal development, Castles in the Sand, and most recently, a book on human interactions with dolphins, Dolphins of Aotearoa.
Raewyn grew up in Hamilton, but spent many of her childhood holidays at the family bach near Maraetai, and sailing on the Hauraki Gulf. She now considers Auckland to be home and spends time every summer exploring the Gulf.
Raewyn is a keen sailor, snorkeller and photographer.