The SBC is governed by an Executive Committee comprising an elected Chairperson and committee members.
The full membership of the SBC is involved in deciding the SBC's priorities and work programme, and appointing the Executive Committee.
The executive team is led by the Executive Director.
Brett Tomkins – ChairmanAudit Partner, Deloitte
Brett is an audit partner based in the Deloitte Auckland office. He primarily focuses on financial statement audit and has undertaken assurance and advisory related work in respect of sustainability. He has a wide range of experience across a number of sectors, and somewhat of a unique set of skills around the energy sector from the UK where he worked with the likes of National Grid plc, Centrica plc, water regulator OFWAT and electricity regulator OFGEM.
In New Zealand he considers himself very fortunate to work with iconic kiwi clients such as Air New Zealand and Rank Group. Over the past 17 years of his career he has approached each engagement as an opportunity to learn everything there is to know not only about auditing but also a client’s business. Brett has the view that it is difficult to be truly effective as an auditor or business advisor unless you know as much as you can about their environment and their people.
Brett is married to Sharon, and they have 3 children, Josiah, Samuel and Annia. In his spare time, Brett likes to spend time going for family walks, and is an active member of church.
Graeme Norton – Deputy ChairDirector, 3R Group Ltd
Graeme Norton is executive director of 3R Group, a growing SME which specialises in developing and managing product stewardship programmes in New Zealand. 3R have been members of SBC (formerly NZBCSD) since 2007.
3R designed and currently manage Agrecovery which tackles persistent wastes in agriculture. 3R also designed and currently manage the Resene PaintWise and Dulux Trade Centre programmes which take back unused, unwanted paint and paint packaging into beneficial use. The Agrecovery and PaintWise programmes are accredited under the product stewardship provisions of New Zealand legislation. Other stewardship programmes in a range of sectors are in development.
His business background is banking, business improvement, recycling and sustainability. His professional interests are in enabling sustainable supply/value chains and stitching together coalitions to achieve them.
He joined the EXCO of NZBCSD in 2008 and is currently a co-opted member of the interim EXCO of SBC and chair the Vision 2050 for New Zealand project. He has also been SBCfs delegate to WBCSD annual meetings for the past 2 years.
Paul Ravlich – Deputy ChairCEO, Siemens (NZ) Ltd
Paul joined Siemens in September 2007 having returned to NZ from Australia and becoming CEO NZ in November of the same year.
Prior to joining Siemens, in Australia, Paul was Managing Director of Bosch & Siemens Home Appliances (BSH) responsible for both Australia and New Zealand, based in Melbourne. Paul moved to Australia at the beginning of 2002 as General Manager for Bosch Home Appliances prior to the establishment of BSH in the Australian and New Zealand markets. He had previously run the NZ arm of Bosch Home Appliances, which he set up in 1989 and ran for 13 years.
Paul's earlier career included seven years in the oil and gas industry during the eighties, based in the Middle East and the Far East as well as working on exploration projects in Pakistan, India and Western Australia.
NZ-born, Paul returned home at the end of 1986 where he was involved in the fledgling cellular communications market before joining Bosch. Outside of work, Paul's interests include reading, current affairs, health and fitness along with an enthusiasm for cooking, food and wine.
Charles AndersonChief Executive, Sovereign Assurance
Charles is a passionate advocate for the role of business in developing sustainable solutions for a resource and carbon constrained world facing ecological overshoot.He has had a 36 year career in the financial service sector and is currently CEO of Sovereign Assurance Ltd-NZ's largest life insurer.
Charles believes that NZ is uniquely positioned to benefit from its natural environment and can lead in developing a green economy that benefits all sectors of our society.
Charles has a degree in Mathematics, an MBA with distinction from the University of London, is Co-Chair of the Financial Services Council, Co-Chair of the UNEPFI Working Group developing the Principles of Sustainable Insurance, a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Bankers (UK) a member of the Institute of Directors (UK) and of the New Zealand Institute, a Trustee of the Long View Environmental Trust and has organic farming interests in the UK. He is currently residing in Auckland.
David CarterExecutive Director, Beca Group Ltd
David commenced work at Beca in 1988 having completed his PhD at UC Berkeley in the USA. Over the last 23 years he has held various roles including General Manager of Beca Water, MD Australia and MD Beca Corporate. He has been an Executive Director of Beca Group Ltd for the last 11 years. In addition to his other board positions he is currently Group Director Professional Excellence and Group H&S Manager.
While MD Corporate, David instigated Beca's sustainability drive and introduced Green Teams across Beca's regional offices. This drive culminated in Beca winning the Large Company category of the 2011 Sustainable 60s awards.
Project highlights include the America's Cup Viaduct Basin Redevelopment, 1997-2003 upgrade of the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plan, Melbourne Airport A380 runway widening and the Victorian Desalination Plant.
Sustainability is key to Beca's and our world's future.
Alistair DavisCEO, Toyota New Zealand Ltd
Alistair Davis was born in Waimate, South Canterbury in 1957, and grew up in Wellington, educated at Wellington College and Victoria University graduating with a LL.B and B.C.A (majoring in Business Administration) in 1979.
He joined Toyota New Zealand in 1979 with roles across most functions in the organisation over subsequent years. He was appointed General Manager in 1987 with responsibilities for Planning, Sales, Marketing and Customer Services. He was assigned to Toyota Motor Sales in Los Angeles from 2001-3, working on a variety of assignments, including the launch of the Scion brand in the USA before returning to New Zealand to assume the roles of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. From 2008 Alistair became Chief Executive Officer of Toyota New Zealand as it celebrated 20 years of market leadership.
Alistair is presently the President of the Motor Industry Association and Chairman of the Massey University College of Business Advisory Board.
Alistair is married with 4 children. He is involved with a range of Christian activities and is a trustee and previous Chairman of Alpha in New Zealand.
Since 1985 Toyota has been strongly focussed on sustainability with an executive presence on the boards of WWF NZ then from 2000 onwards, the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. As a company, Toyota has established a sustainable business model within Toyota New Zealand, including ISO 14001 and carbon zero status.
Toyota has just published its fourth biennial Sustainability Report.
Mark DruryChief Executive of URS New Zealand Ltd
Mark Drury is the Chief Executive of URS New Zealand Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of URS Corporation. With approximately 300 staff in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch, URS is dedicated to delivering engineering and environmental solutions tailored to client and project needs.
Mark has been a consulting civil engineer for over 35 years, specialising in project management and civil engineering design and construction. Appointed to Chief Executive in 2000, he complements this role with extensive experience in the strategic management of large infrastructure projects. Mark is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers and the New Zealand Institute of Management.
He is a strong supporter of the sustainable business agenda – within URS and across the business community. His commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by URS’s internal programme and its focus on sustainability integration into projects. In 2011 URS New Zealand published its 10th The Things We Value Report, which presents the company’s sustainability journey and performance.
Mark was appointed to the Executive Committee of the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development in 2004 and to Deputy Chair (Large Enterprises) in 2009. URS has been involved in many Council projects. Mark has a particular interest in the participation of young people in the Council work.
He was a project champion for the successful Vision 2050 project and is the current champion of the Future Leaders programme.
Mark is married with two sons. He often engages in lively debate with them about the future of New Zealand and the planet.
Richard GordonCEO, Landcare Research
I am happy to serve on the Exco and bring both a link to the science sector in New Zealand and 12 years of personal experience in working with organisations to implement corporate and national sustainability.
The SBC has a great opportunity to catalyse the role that New Zealand businesses can play in this country's identity and prosperity. As a Crown Research Institute CEO I will help connect the ExCo to the considerable resources of the CRIs and universities where there is massive potential for innovation through partnership with sustainable businesses.
As the former leader of Landcare Research's sustainable business group I have the experience of establishing the carboNZero and EnviroMark programmes in 2002 and project-leading our corporate sustainability reporting.
I was an elected member of the first Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). I have been fortunate to serve under former founding NZBCSD Exco member, Andy Pearce, and previous Exco member Warren Parker; and I now lead an organisation of 400 staff dedicated to sustainability, green growth and their central role in New Zealand's future.
We've worked closely with Business NZ on the sustainable business and major companies groups and provided facilitation for the Vision2050 project.
I joined Landcare Research in 1995 after 12 years with ICI Agrochemicals in the UK, ICI Japan and Zeneca (now Syngenta). I am based in Christchurch.
Richard ManatonGM Corporate Affairs & Strategy, Progressive Enterprises
Richard has had an extensive career in FMCG. He has worked in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom and has previously held senior marketing positions with Fonterra, Bass Plc, Rank Hovis McDougall and Goodman Fielder Wattie with direct experience of many different retail formats.
During this time Richard has worked on a number of strategic initiatives including global strategy development, global category strategies, reducing business complexity, due diligence and business integration activities.
Todd MullerManaging Director Co-operative Affairs, Fonterra
As Managing Director Co-operative Affairs, Todd Muller leads Fonterra’s External Relations, Communications, Milk Supply, Sustainability and Group Identity functions.
Todd joined Fonterra in early 2011 to develop our Local Government and Regional Relations engagement. He came to the Co-operative after a successful agri-business career in kiwifruit in which he held a number of General Manager roles at Zespri International and was most recently CEO of Apata Limited.
Todd started his career in the 1990s working in the New Zealand Prime Minister’s office.
Phil O'ReillyChief Executive, BusinessNZ
Ex-Officio Executive Committee Member
Phil O’Reilly is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes.
Phil works with companies, organisations and political and other decision makers, advocating for New Zealand’s success by sustainable economic growth.
He is a member of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and is New Zealand’s employer delegate to the International Labour Conference and a member of the ILO Governing Body.
Phil chairs the Green Growth Advisory Group, the Capitalising on Research & Development Action Group and serves on a number of other Boards including the Innovation Board of the Ministry of Science & Innovation, and the Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Malcolm RandsFounder & CEO, Ecostore Company Ltd
Malcolm and Melanie Rands started Ecostore in 1993. They provide New Zealand's leading range of plant and mineral based household cleaners, body care, pet care and organic gardening products. These products focus on looking after the health and wellbeing of people as well as the planet. Ecostore can now be found in every NZ supermarket in addition to over 900 supermarkets in Australia and markets throughout Asia and the USA.
Malcolm has been awarded the Green Ribbon Award from the Ministry for the Environment, as well as two environmental awards from the Auckland Regional Council. Ecostore was awarded the New Zealand Sustainable Business of the Year in 2010.
For two years he made weekly appearances as Ecoman on TVNZ's Good Morning Show offering expert advice on ways to green up your life and is still a frequent media commentator and regular radio guest on both sides of the Tasman.
Malcolm has been active in the sustainable scene for over 25 years. He co-founded New Zealand's first permaculture eco-village in 1986, and was a foundation member of the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network. Malcolm has been added to the World Class New Zealand International Network.
Malcolm is the chair of the Fairground Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Ecostore.
Guy WaiparaGM External Relations, Meridian Energy
Guy Waipara has over 20 years experience in the electricity sector and has most recently been involved in Meridian Energy’s offshore developments in solar in the USA and wind in Australia.
Prior to joining Meridian he spent 15 years at Transpower working in a number of roles including transmission planning, project development and regulatory design.