Bernice and Lyon join the Commission

Bernice Prakash and Lyon Edwardson have started working at the Walking Access Commission.

Lyon EdwardsonLyon is the new regional field advisor in the Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara region. A Kāpiti local, Lyon is originally from a dairy farming whanau in the Ōpōtiki region.

He has a career of over 30 years of research and development, compliance and asset management, design, project management and maintenance - predominantly within the survey and civil construction industry.

He has been a civil design consultant for local and central governments in New Zealand and Australia, including as 15-year business owner of his own consultancy.

He has worked for LINZ, Office of Treaty Settlements, over a dozen local government authorities in New Zealand and Australia, Health Research Department, and commercial survey / civil engineering consultancy.

Lyon enjoys the fantastic tracks and trails in and around the Wellington district and hopes to discover many more with his family.

Bernice Prakash is the Commission’s Engagement Advisor Kaitohutohu Whakawhanaungatanga. Before working for the Commission she worked in the education field for around six years, including four at the Ministry of Education as a Stakeholder Engagement Advisor.

She has also worked in the UK for a social housing charity, and prior to that as a librarian, and records management person.

Since joining the Commission she has been working with councils and iSites to share information about Find My Adventure and the Outdoor Access Code.

Bernice says she is looking forward to getting a diverse audience to engage with Find My Adventure and making Find My Adventure the first port of call for adventurers.