Council Staff

North Canterbury Staff

Find out about the North Canterbury Fish & Game team.

Chief Executive

Rasmus Gabrielsson

Rasmus has joined North Canterbury Fish & Game from the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. In  November 2019, Rasmus received his Doctorate from the University of Otago in Ecology, with the title- Salmonid migration and recruitment patterns: Fishery management using natural trace elements and isotope markers. Rasmus is a passionate hunter and angler who brings to the organisation a wealth of fisheries management knowledge and scientific rigour. Rasmus came to New Zealand from Sweden where he had been an Officer in the Swedish Army, after a period of study in New Zealand he joined Otago Fish & Game in Central Otago as a Field Officer then joining the Cawthron Institute four years later.

Fish & Game Officer
Emily Arthur-Moore

Emily started with Fish & Game in October 2009. She has worked in a range of roles including public relations, advocacy, education and monitoring. Emily works part-time (two days a week on a Monday and Tuesday).

She studied ecology at Lincoln University and has a particular interest in habitat restoration and enhancement. Her roles at Fish & Game include public relations, access advocacy and habitat restoration.

On weekends she's most likely to be found scaring fish in her whitewater kayak.


Office Manager
Debbie Ambler

Debbie owned her own business for ten years prior to joining the team in April 2012 and has brought to the organisation a wide variety and extensive range of administrative skills. She is usually the first person you meet when you walk into the Fish & Game office.

Debbie's role covers everything from managing staff and Council meetings and the region's  accounts, to co-ordination of local licence agents and licence sales and health and safety - along with helping out staff in general.

Outside work you'll find Debbie either at the gym, on a golf course, or on a mountain bike (though not as serious a rider as her husband!). She also enjoys a good book to wind down.