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.

Eryn Hooper

Eryn Hooper

Partnerships for Community Conservation

Eryn works closely with communities, field partners, landowners and volunteers to support them in achieving their stream restoration goals. She moved to New Zealand in 2014 from her hometown in Devon, UK.

She has a Biology degree with a strong focus on conservation and experience working at research institutes, with NGOs and in private consulting.  She has worked in community engagement and capacity building roles for projects in the Pacific, particularly with local community monitoring of marine and wetland resources in relation to climate change adaptation. Delivering environmental education and awareness programmes has also been a recent focus of her career in New Zealand.

Outside of work, Eryn enjoys tramping, riding bikes and diving with friends and family.

Mobile: 021 081 09858
Email: eryn@sustainable.org.nz

Georgina Hart

Georgina Hart

Project Lead Water

Georgina leads the Sustainable Business Network’s work on water, with a focus on Million Metres, our national waterway restoration programme. Georgina has a background in environmental management and social science, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem services frameworks for decision making. She sits on the Watercare Environmental Advisory Group.

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.

Mobile: 021 686 158
Email: rachel@sustainable.org.nz

Alaina Pomeroy

Alaina Pomeroy

Partnerships for Community Conservation

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. 

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

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.