Our Team

The Nelson Environment Centre has a dedicated team of 25 employees and 30 volunteers who are all passionate about making a difference for our community and the environment. Our teams are based across two locations Nelson City and Tahunanui.

A General Manager is located at both sites to oversee the delivery of the programs and to lead our team of staff and volunteers.

Leadership Team 

Anton Drazevic
Manager, Nelson Environment Centre, Nelson City

Anton joined the team as Manager in 2018 to lead our team as we expand our footprint in the environmental sector. He brings specialist skills in branding, marketing and communications. After a 20 year career in the marketing communications service industry in Australia, he returned home to New Zealand with his family to work on the Kaikoura and Canterbury recovery before relocating to Nelson.


Mike Gregory
Co-Manager, Nelson Reuse Centre, Tahunanui

Mike is the founder and co-manages the Nelson Reuse Centre and is passionate about his involvement with the organisation and all environmental issues. He enjoys experiencing nature first hand, including the world famous Lake Waka.


Murray Simms
Co-Manager, Nelson Reuse Centre, Tahunanui

Murray co-manages the Nelson Reuse Centre and has been working there since it was established in 1996. He's seen the operation grow as recycling has moved from the fringes to the mainstream. It gives Murray great satisfaction to be a part of an organisation that contributes to and benefits the local community.