Our People

The Million Metres Streams Project has been created by a small team of talented people from the Sustainable Business Network and Enspiral who are passionate about seeing our waterways in NZ return to a state of ora.

Georgina Hart

Georgina Hart

Project Lead - Restorative Water

Georgina is manager of the Million Metres Streams Project. Million Metres is a rare opportunity to make a real difference in New Zealand through empowering business and communities to restore the mauri of our rivers. Georgina brings to this role many years of experience in New Zealand’s environment sector and an energetic, motivated, and committed approach to growing the success of Million Metres and its stream projects.

Georgina has a Master of Environmental Studies, Graduate Diploma in Science and a Bachelor of Fine Art. Previous roles have been at Landcare Research, the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, and the Ministry for the Environment. Georgina has also volunteered for numerous environmental NGOs in New Zealand. 

Phone: 09 972 0987
Mobile: 022 613 6185
Email: georgina@sustainable.org.nz

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

SBN CEO

Rachel is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Sustainable Business Network, the largest national network of businesses committed to sustainable development in New Zealand. A pioneer in the sustainable development field with nearly 20 years of experience, her work includes researching and developing sustainability tools and services of mutual benefit to society, the environment and to business.

Phone: 09 826 0952
Mobile: 021 686 158
Email: rachel@sustainable.org.nz

Alaina Pomeroy

Alaina Pomeroy

Million Metres Coordinator

Alaina works closely with field partners, community groups and landowners to fundraise for stream planting projects. She moved to New Zealand from her home town of Portland, Oregon (USA) in 2014. She is impressed by the knowledgeable, passionate people working to restore New Zealand waterways and native bush.

Alaina has a bachelors’ degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She brings 6.5 years of experience working with rural communities to promote a healthy economy, communities and the environment at the non-profit Sustainable Northwest (Portland, OR). Other previous roles include working at the Ministry of Transport in Wellington and the Ecosystem Workforce Program (Eugene, OR).

 

Outside of work, Alaina enjoys exploring her new home, gardening, connecting with friends and family and playing Ultimate Frisbee. 

Phone: 09 973 0991
Mobile: 0204 049 3555
Email: alaina@sustainable.org.nz

Andy Kenworthy

Andy Kenworthy

Communications & Campaigns

Andy helps with all Million Metres Streams project communications. This includes our website, newsletter, media and social media. 

Andy has almost 20 years’ experience in journalism, fundraising and communications. He specialises in business innovation and global well-being. He holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and a Permaculture Design Certificate. 

Andy moved to New Zealand in 2006. He has been a founding writer for Good magazine and Element magazine with the New Zealand Herald. He has also been a lead writer for Idealog. 

Andy has worked all over the globe for some of the world’s leading environmental NGOs. Clients have included WWF, Greenpeace and Oxfam. 

When not at work he would most like to be running trails in the Hunuas or learning from his children. 

Phone: 09 282 4699
Mobile: 022 357 7993
Email: andy@sustainable.org.nz

Brigitte Hicks

Brigitte Hicks

Communications Assistant

Brigitte is our Communications Support, spending most of her time co-coordinating communications and campaigns for the Million Metres Streams Project. She has a Commerce Degree from Victoria University in Marketing and International Business. 

Since completing her degree, and prior to SBN, Brigitte travelled through Asia. She spent most of her time living in Nepal where she lived and taught English at Thrangu Tashi Monastery. She also worked on earthquake relief programmes that distributed solar lighting to Nepali villages and sports equipment to primary schools. 

Brigitte is an enthusiastic environmentalist and enjoys surfing, rock climbing and spending time at her family bach in Whangamata. 

Phone: 09 826 5689
Mobile: 021 171 0198
Email: brigitte@sustainable.org.nz

Rebecca Keen

Rebecca Keen

Million Metres Champion

Rebecca has a strong passion and interest around generating action in cleaning up New Zealand waterways. Having researched and identified key challenges and identified supportive stakeholders for the project, Rebecca is now an expert in the stream restoration space. Along with her passion for the project Rebecca brings strong interpersonal skills, great networks and some formidable qualifications (including a Chemical Engineering Degree, an MBA and a Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment) to the project.