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Biran Singh

(BSC Hons, MMgt)
Spaces and Places Project Manager 

Biran was a keynote speaker at the 1982 World Parks Congress in Bali, Indonesia – where he looked into the new adaptations that could assist 'Conservation’ in Oceania. This set the tone for his career, where his main areas of focus include assisting with the development of long-term goals and vision setting for organisations, planning delivery mechanisms, and asset management. This has included provision for visitor services, extensive revegetation programmes and community events. A very competent strategic thinker and planner, Biran has utilised this throughout his career and adds value to the Thrive Team with his considerable project management skill set.​

Biran organised the first and then several community Diwali functions in Manukau City. Have organised ethnic and island sports tournaments in Auckland. Biran has always built and maintained strong relationships with Iwi, Pacific Islanders and other cultural groups including being the Chair of Fala Pasifika – Pacific Staff Association at Manukau City Council and Yatra – Indian Staff Association at Auckland Council.

Biran is well known for having a “can do” attitude. This includes a commitment to personal or organisational goals, and going the extra mile to achieve them. Brian has previously been the NZRA Northern Region chairman.

A special project Biran has been involved in is Species Recovery Plans, including assisting the build of captive breeding facilities for crested iguanas and peregrine falcons.

Industry Leadership

Interim Curator

Eastwoodhill Arboretum 

Keynote Speaker 

Oceania Realm - 1982 World Parks Congress


Former Vice Chair

World Commission of Parks and Protected Areas (IUCN)


Former Chair

New Zealand Recreation Association Northern Region 


Former Chair

Regional Advisory Group, New Zealand Recreation Association


Life Member 

International Society of Mangrove Ecosystems


Former Chairman

Rongomai Sports and Community Trust

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