Madeleine holds an LLB and a BA majoring in Political Studies from the University of Otago and Charles University Prague.
Prior to joining EDS, Madeleine worked in the resource management team at a major law firm.
Madeleine manages EDS's submissions and litigation programme. She has appeared for EDS in the Environment Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal. She contributes content to EDS's policy papers and community guides and presents at EDS's community workshops. Madeleine also represents EDS on the Land and Water Forum and the Biodiversity Collaborative Group.
Alongside her legal role, Madeleine is also programme developer and manager for the annual Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference.
Outside of EDS Madeleine sits on Environmental Advisory Boards for Watercare Auckland and the Sustainable Business Network’s Million Metre Streams Project.
In her free time and on mornings before work she enjoys being out in the surf or up in the mountains.