Our Board


Peri Drsydale

Peri launched Untouched World™ in 1998 and has been at the helm of the Foundation since it launched in 2001. Her infectious desire to do better by the next generation has driven the foundation to achieve the impact it has, while empowering it to grow each year.

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Mark prain

Mark has been the Executive Director of the Untouched World™ Foundation since its inception in 2001. A Toi Whakaari Graduate (1978), after a 20 year professional career as an actor/singer/playwright, he next spent five years with Greenpeace and a further decade working with business, media and government in NZ and the US on sustainable best practice.

In 2007 with the blessing of Sir Ed., Mark founded the Hillary Institute of International Leadership which has selected nine annual Hillary Laureates from around the world since 2009. To challenge fading acuity he also gained an Hons Masters in International Law and Politics from Canterbury University in 2016. 


dr barry law

Dr Barry Law joined the Untouched World™ Foundation in it's first year, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in the tertiary sector specialising in experiential learning and education for sustainability. He has been involved in a number of UNESCO related activities in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, Thailand and Fiji. During 2005 –2007 he was a member of the New Zealand UNESCO Decade for Sustainability Committee.


David PerenaRa O'Connell


Chris Pickrill


Vanessa Campbell
(Company Liaison)

Our Leaders


Jocelyn Papprill


Peter Sutton