Sean has been working in forest conservation since 1987 in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He specialises in forest carbon management and payment for ecosystem services. He holds a PhD in Forestry (University of Canterbury).
His expertise and interests focus on flexible approaches to financing indigenous forest protection and sustainable management of forests. This work involves policy development in the REDD+ sector as well as project design and project development in the voluntary carbon market.
He is a board member of the Carbon Farming Group, a member of the National Jury of Blue Flag New Zealand, an Honorary Research Associate at the School of Geography Environment and Earth Sciences, Senior Associate at the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, and a member of the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Teaching Excellence.
Jo has over 15 years of experience in environmental education, social dimensions of environmental management and as an environmental artist.
Jo has a Masters degree in Ecology and Sociology from the University of West of England, and a degree in Fine Arts from Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
Jo and Sean are the two company directors of Carbon Partnership Ltd, are married and have two children.
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