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Hannah Prior

Operations Director Live Ocean
New Zealand

Hannah has worked in the environmental NGO/non-profit sector in New Zealand for over a decade, with a focus on building environmental leadership and engagement. She has experience in programme development and delivery, working collaboratively across sectors. Hannah has a background in law and experience in the commercial sector, and returned to university in 2019 to complete a Master’s degree in Environmental law – with a focus on ocean health and the Law of the Sea.

With a life-long love of the ocean and passion for adventure and sport it is unsurprising that Hannah’s career has seen her traverse much of New Zealand’s ocean space, including voyages to the Kermadecs Rangitahua and the Sub-Antarctic with the Young Blake Expeditions programme which she created and led at BLAKE.

Hannah has recently taken the helm at Live Ocean Racing – a New Zealand sailing team established by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, competing at the highest level while championing action for the ocean. Live Ocean Racing is committed to accelerating the pathway for women in sailing.

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