The Board of Directors are appointed to provide the governance framework for the company.
- Provide ideas, challenge and other specialist input to shape strategy and initiatives for the New Zealand and international business.
- Assist in identifying and establishing high-level networks, access to key accounts.
- Bring advanced expertise and knowledge to support decision-making that accelerates the company’s growth and enables it to achieve its mission.
- Provide mentoring and expert advice to the Senior Leadership Team.
- Report verbally to the Parent Board on developments, progress and other insights important to the business’ long-term success.
Dr Paul Reynolds (Chair)
Paul Reynolds served as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment from 2008 until 2015. Prior to that he worked at the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (1998-2002) as Chief Policy Adviser and then, from 2002-2008 was Deputy Director General (Policy) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Prior to his career in the Wellington-based Public Service, Paul had a scientific research career, first at the University of Missouri, USA (1981-1984) then, following a year at Waikato University, with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (1985-1992) and after that with the Crown Research Institute, HortResearch (1992-1998). He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Otago.
In addition to his role as Chair of Toitū Envirocare, Paul serves as Deputy Chair of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, a Director of AgResearch, as a Trustee of the Eastland Community Trust and as Interim Chair of the Land and Water Challenge.
Richard Gordon, PhD
Richard was appointed CEO of the Parent Company (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research) in June 2011 having previously been the company’s General Manager Environment & Society. He has been with Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research since 1995 and led the team that invented and developed the Toitū carbonzero programme and other corporate sustainability services from 2000. Prior to coming to New Zealand Richard worked in the commercial research and development environment with ICI Agrochemicals (now Syngenta) and ICI Japan Ltd.
Nigel Thomson is General Manager, Corporate Services at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Nigel is a chartered accountant and member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 15 years of business and commercial experience. Prior to joining Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Nigel has worked with ESR, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Contact Energy in a range of senior finance roles.
Presently the CEO of Christchurch City Holdings, Paul Munro brings with him over 25 years of financial and commercial experience from a broad range of companies and industries. During Paul’s 24-year career with Deloitte, he was primarily involved in supporting company Boards in an advisory capacity. Over the last decade he has built up significant experience as a Director and Audit/Finance Committee Chair across different organisations, including current Board roles at Electricity Ashburton Ltd, Central Plains Water Ltd, VBase Ltd and Spanbild Holdings Ltd.
Kirsty Campbell is a commercial advisor and professional director with vast experience in corporate finance, banking, law and regulation. She has a portfolio of governance roles that include Director of Clarity Advisory, and independent director roles at Salt Funds Management Limited, New Plymouth PIF Guardians Limited amongst several others. Kirsty is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and has an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation. She has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, from the University of Edinburgh.
The independent technical advisory panel advises on issues arising from the technical and ethical requirements of operating our programmes, including impartiality, robustness, and credibility. The full panel terms of reference are available upon request.
- Ensure certification services are credible and can be trusted by consumers.
- Approve principles and policy to ensure certification services are impartial.
- Approve technical requirements for certification.
Current panel members
Maurice Hoban (GHD) - Chair
Maurice is Regional Director, Digital & Innovation, Asia Pacific at GHD. His drive and enthusiasm are fueled by the opportunity he sees to support businesses, governments and cities to be efficient, creative and innovative in the way they grow. This includes how we choose to deliver major infrastructure, being leaders in clean technology and services, thinking of our natural environment as a core asset, and using resources efficiently. Maurice comments “this is why I believe Toitū Envirocare's programmes are important for any business, city or country wanting to gain a competitive edge in a global market.” If you want to get in contact with Maurice or find out more about what he has done, visit his LinkedIn page or www.ghd.co.nz.
Dawn Baggaley (New Zealand Post)
Dawn Baggaley is Head of Sustainability at NZ Post. Dawn and her team are responsible for developing and delivering an organisational sustainability strategy covering people, planet and prosperity. During her time in this role, NZ Post has been recognised for its sustainability achievements including integrated reporting, electric vehicle adoption, social procurement, and community partnerships.
Dawn has a Master of Science in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath. She has experience of working across multiple sectors including consultancy, banking and social housing. Dawn has also worked in the UK and Denmark where she worked for KPMG in Copenhagen in their Climate change and Sustainability Team. Dawn is a board member for the Sustainable Business Network.
Dr Suzie Greenhalgh (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research)
Suzie is a resource economist and Portfolio Leader for Supporting Business and Policy at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. She has over 25 years’ experience working in New Zealand, US, Australia, Caribbean and the Pacific on natural resource issues, policy and decision making processes, including areas related to water, climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
While Suzie was at the World Resources Institute she was part of the GHG Protocol Initiative team that developed GHG accounting and reporting protocols for GHG reduction projects. Since being in New Zealand, Suzie has developed regional GHG accounts as well as product footprints for wine and pip-fruit, and led the development of the data collection and quantification standards and guidance for the GHG Protocol Initiatives Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting Standard.
Jenny Lackey (NZ Green Investment Finance Limited)
Jenny Lackey is Head of Communications and Government Relations for NZ Green Investment Finance Limited, a new green investment bank established by the government to mobilise private capital for investment that addresses NZ’s emissions.
She is responsible for communications, engagement, public relations, media and policy. She has a background in strategy, government relations, and programme design.
Lucy Tyndall (Ministry for the Environment)
Lucy is a Senior Advisor at the Ministry for the Environment. She’s responsible for MFE’s corporate emissions measuring and reporting, and involved in cross-government initiatives related to sustainability programming. She also leads partnerships that will help achieve innovative, and systemic change for environmental outcomes.
She has previous experience in energy policy with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, project management, social enterprise, and international humanitarian relief.
Dr. Paul Smith (Consumer)
Dr Paul Smith manages Consumer’s product test programme. Prior to joining Consumer, he pushed user-focused quality into the design and manufacture of cars in the UK and educated design engineers of the future in New Zealand.
Paul wants, “our independent tests to empower people to make excellent purchase decisions. We can help consumers choose appliances and devices they love to own – products that are durable and built to last. There’s no excuse for underperforming, poorly designed products that fail too soon.”