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.

Andy Kenworthy

Andy Kenworthy

Communications and Campaigns Co-ordinator

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

Georgina Hart

Georgina Hart

Project Manager

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. 

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.

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.

Emily Dowding-Smith

Emily Dowding-Smith

SBN Transformation Leader - Restorative

Emily leads the Sustainable Business Network's Restorative Transformation Area, which includes the Million Metres Streams Project. She is a resource management and environment lawyer and environmental scientist. Her European based work included drafting the curriculum for a Young Masters Programme on Sustainabilityand working for ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) in Bonn, Germany. She convened the 3rd and 4th Resilient Cities conferences and in 2013 created the  Resilient Urban Food Systems Forum. 

 

Chloe Waretini

Chloe Waretini

Creative Strategist - Enspiral

Chloe was involved in the initial conception of the Million Metres Streams Project; bringing together talented people from Enspiral to collaborate with the Sustainable Business Network to figure out a solution to the lack of investment in riparian restoration in NZ. 

She uses her background in interdisciplinary design, community engagement and social enterprise to work with organisations to engage people around their causes – leveraging the power of technology, community and creativity to build communities of purpose.

She believes that culture is at the heart of solving the immense social and environmental challenges of our time, and that communities are where this culture is held and can be changed. To her, the Million Metres project represents an opportunity for everyday New Zealanders to take ownership of our freshwater ecologies and invest in them for the benefit not just of themselves, but of future generations.

Nanz Nair

Nanz Nair

Designer - Enspiral

Nanz is a freelance designer who dreams of a more peaceful, equal and healthier world. She works collaboratively with social enterprises, start-ups and NGOs to realise their vision through design and creative thinking. She designs for Enspiral, Conscious Consumers, Dev Academy, chalkle and many other social-good clients. She’s constantly on the lookout for exciting projects that will further develop her potential and fuel her passion for creating positive change.