Meet the Team

Graeme Still

Principal Rural Fire Officer

Graeme has came to the organisation from a forestry background Graeme has been involved with Rural Fire for many years and was Principal Rural Fire Officer for Dunedin City for 10 years. His interest outside of work include anything outdoors like hunting and fishing. He also spends the rest of time looking after his few acres out at Waitati. Graeme's favourite saying is “Just remember be careful out there “.


Michele Lindsay

Finance and Administration Manager

Michele is based in Dunedin and has been involved in rural fire for over 13 years. Before coming to Otago, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Michele worked at Dunedin City Council. Michele has lived in Otago for 14 years and loves the region. She manages the day-to-day running of the office and provides support to the team.


Nikki White

Administration Support

Nikki joined the team at FENZ in July.


Mark Mawhinney

Lakes - Deputy Rural Fire Officer

Mark joined the team June 2017.  Mark comes with extensive knowledge and experience in land management.