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Alby Marsh

Ngâti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngâ Puhi, Ngâti Hine and Te Rarawa

Board Member | Tumuaki

About Alby

Alby Marsh (Ngâti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngâ Puhi, Ngâti Hine and Te Rarawa) has over 20 years’ experience in a science organisation more recently in the role of Stakeholder Relationship Manager - Māori at Plant and Food Research. Alby’s current role is a Porangahau – Māori specialising in Kaupapa Māori driven research. He has led projects for MPI and the BioHeritage National Science Challenge looking at the impact of Myrtle rust to Māori communities and the indigenous communities across the Pacific.


Alby has been involved with the development of the Indigenous Engagement models in collaboration with researchers from Charles Darwin University, in Australia. This project was part of the Plant Biosecurity CRC receiving the collaboration award  in the final year of the CRC. In 2021, Alby was appointed Māori Research Leader at B3, Better Border Biosecurity.


Alby is keen to continue his work in biosecurity and working with Mana whenua groups from around the country. He understands that many of these groups are new to biosecurity however he feels that their drivers to preserve taonga they are kaitiaki of for this generation and the generations that follow is the commonality that binds the research being undertaken. Alby has held board positions were on the Public Service Association, Real World Education Ltd as well as other not for profits. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.

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