Our People

Million Metres is delivered by a small team from the Sustainable Business Network. We're all passionate about restoring the mauri of Aotearoa's precious waterways.

Pieter Tuinder

Pieter Tuinder

Programme Manager - Water

Piet is a first-generation Kiwi from Dutch parents. He grew up in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland) and is passionate about our wonderful natural environment and nurturing its restoration and protection.

He has worked for a variety of councils around Northland and Tāmaki Makaurau in roles focused on resource management, business improvement and leadership. He enjoyed 11 years with Te Papa Atawhai (DoC) including a 20-month secondment with Fonterra. He has also been the Kaitiaki Manager for Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust.

Mobile: 0272364371
Email: pieter@sustainable.org.nz

Alaina Pomeroy

Alaina Pomeroy

Project & Partnership Manager

Alaina Pomeroy is Project & Partnership Manager at the Sustainable Business Network and she manages the Million Metres Streams Project. 

She works closely with communities, farmers and businesses to resource waterway planting projects. She is inspired by the knowledgeable, passionate people working to take care of Aotearoa’s waterways and improve biodiversity and water quality. 

She has 9 years’ experience supporting community-led conservation in the Western United States and New Zealand. Originally from Portland, Oregon, today she lives in west Auckland with her daughter and husband. She enjoys gardening and getting out amongst Auckland’s beaches, bush and waterways!

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

Matthew McClymont

Matthew McClymont

Project Manager

Matthew leads our Partnering to Plant programme, working closely with a number of Million Metres restoration project partners to upscale their workforce and create nature based employment for Covid-affected kiwis. This initiative has been made possible through a grant from the Department of Conservation and the Government’s Jobs for Nature fund. 

Matt has a Bachelors’ degree in Biodiversity Management and spent years working in the field managing revegetation projects. He also spent time working in local government managing conservation programmes, including community education. Matt has a permaculture design certificate and spends his spare time ensuring he remains connected to nature in the garden.

Mobile: 021 986 971
Email: matthew@sustainable.org.nz

Rosa Thompson

Rosa Thompson

Associate Project & Partnership Manager

Rosa supports the delivery of our Hauraki Gulf Project and our Million Metres Streams Project, working closely with community groups, field partners and landowners to assist in the restoration of waterways across Aotearoa. 

Rosa has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business, with five years experience managing wildlife conservation projects in Zimbabwe. Rosa is an avid surfer and grew up exploring New Zealand’s beautiful coastline and loves getting out in nature!

Mobile: 0211669873
Email: rosa@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.

Mobile: 021 686 158
Email: rachel@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.