Sophie Preece, Associate

Based in beautiful Marlborough with her young family, Sophie is deeply passionate about the region’s stunning natural diversity. Depending on the season you will find her either sailing in the Sounds, tramping in the Richmond Range, skiing at Rainbow or mountain biking through the Molesworth Station.

Teaming up with Business Lab in 2014, Sophie has been instrumental in developing the Marlborough Smart + Connected (link to case study) programme, a unique Collective Impact local economic development initiative focused on Marlborough industries and communities. Sophie is an accomplished journalist and co-founder of the popular Marlborough Readers and Writers Festival.