Governance

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are appointed to provide the governance framework for the company.

Board Responsibilities

  • Provide ideas, challenge and other specialist input to shape strategy and initiatives for the New Zealand and international business.
  • Assist in identifying and establishing high-level networks, access to key accounts.
  • Bring advanced expertise and knowledge to support decision-making that accelerates the company’s growth and enables it to achieve its mission.
  • Provide mentoring and expert advice to the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Report verbally to the Parent Board on developments, progress and other insights important to the business’ long-term success.

Current directors


Dr Paul Reynolds (Chair)

Paul ReynoldsPaul Reynolds served as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment from 2008 until 2015. Prior to that he worked at the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (1998-2002) as Chief Policy Adviser and then, from 2002-2008 was Deputy Director General (Policy) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Prior to his career in the Wellington-based Public Service, Paul had a scientific research career, first at the University of Missouri, USA (1981-1984) then, following a year at Waikato University, with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (1985-1992) and after that with the Crown Research Institute, HortResearch (1992-1998). He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Otago.

In addition to his role as Chair of Enviro-Mark Solutions, Paul serves as Deputy Chair of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, a Director of AgResearch, as a Trustee of the Eastland Community Trust and as Interim Chair of the Land and Water Challenge.


Richard Gordon, PhD

Richard GordonRichard was appointed CEO of the Parent Company (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research) in June 2011 having previously been the company’s General Manager Environment & Society. He has been with Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research since 1995 and led the team that invented and developed the carboNZero programme and other corporate sustainability services from 2000. Prior to coming to New Zealand Richard worked in the commercial research and development environment with ICI Agrochemicals (now Syngenta) and ICI Japan Ltd.


Nigel Thomson

Nigel ThomsonNigel Thomson is General Manager, Corporate Services at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Nigel is a chartered accountant and member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 15 years of business and commercial experience. Prior to joining Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Nigel has worked with ESR, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Contact Energy in a range of senior finance roles.


Paul Munro

Paul MunroPresently the CEO of Christchurch City Holdings, Paul Munro brings with him over 25 years of financial and commercial experience from a broad range of companies and industries. During Paul’s 24-year career with Deloitte, he was primarily involved in supporting company Boards in an advisory capacity. Over the last decade he has built up significant experience as a Director and Audit/Finance Committee Chair across different organisations, including current Board roles at Electricity Ashburton Ltd, Central Plains Water Ltd, VBase Ltd and Spanbild Holdings Ltd.


Kirsty Campbell

Kirsty CampbellKirsty Campbell is a commercial advisor and professional director with vast experience in corporate finance, banking, law and regulation. She has a portfolio of governance roles that include Director of Clarity Advisory, and independent director roles at Salt Funds Management Limited, New Plymouth PIF Guardians Limited amongst several others. Kirsty is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and has an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation.  She has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, from the University of Edinburgh.


Independent Technical Advisory Panel

The independent technical advisory panel advises on issues arising from the technical and ethical requirements of operating our programmes, including impartiality, robustness, and credibility. The full panel terms of reference are available upon request.

Panel Responsibilities

  • Ensure certification services are credible and can be trusted by consumers.
  • Approve principles and policy to ensure certification services are impartial.
  • Approve technical requirements for certification.

Current panel members


Maurice Hoban (GHD) - Acting Chair

Maurice HobanMaurice is a National Business Group Manager at GHD where he leads a team of fantastic people, who are passionate about the environment and planning. Maurice’s drive and enthusiasm are fuelled by the opportunity he sees to support businesses, governments and cities to be efficient, creative and innovative in the way they grow. This includes how we choose to deliver major infrastructure, being leaders in clean technology and services, thinking of our natural environment as a core asset, and using resources efficiently. Maurice comments “this is why I believe Enviro-Mark Solutions’ programmes are important for any business, city or country wanting to gain a competitive edge in a global market.” If you want to get in contact with Maurice or find out more about what he has done, visit his LinkedIn page or www.ghd.co.nz.


Dawn Baggaley (New Zealand Post)

Dawn BaggaleyDawn Baggaley is Head of Sustainability at NZ Post.  Dawn and her team are responsible for developing and delivering an organisational sustainability strategy covering people, planet and prosperity. During her time in this role, NZ Post has been recognised for its sustainability achievements including integrated reporting, electric vehicle adoption, social procurement, and community partnerships.

Dawn has a Master of Science in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath. She has experience of working across multiple sectors including consultancy, banking and social housing. Dawn has also worked in the UK and Denmark where she worked for KPMG in Copenhagen in their Climate change and Sustainability Team. Dawn is a board member for the Sustainable Business Network.


Sue Chetwin (Consumer NZ)

Sue ChetwinSue is the Chief Executive of Consumer NZ. At Consumer, Sue is responsible for the organisation’s research, publishing, campaigning and commercial activities. In addition she is the Consumer’s public spokesman on consumer issues and its representative on a number of industry and government organisations. The principal aim of Consumer is to collect and disseminate information and in so doing, advance the interests of its subscribing members and those of consumers generally. This is achieved through research, the publication of Consumer magazine, consumer.org.nz, powerswitch.org.nz, telme.org.nz and consumerbuild.org.nz. Sue joined Consumer six years ago, after more than 25 years in news journalism. She has edited all three of the country’s Sunday newspapers. Sue is currently studying Commercial Law part-time at Victoria University.


Dr Suzie Greenhalgh (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research)

Suzie GreenhalghSuzie is a resource economist and Portfolio Leader for Supporting Business and Policy at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. She has over 25 years’ experience working in New Zealand, US, Australia, Caribbean and the Pacific on natural resource issues, policy and decision making processes, including areas related to water, climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

While Suzie was at the World Resources Institute she was part of the GHG Protocol Initiative team that developed GHG accounting and reporting protocols for GHG reduction projects. Since being in New Zealand, Suzie has developed regional GHG accounts as well as product footprints for wine and pip-fruit, and led the development of the data collection and quantification standards and guidance for the GHG Protocol Initiatives Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting Standard.


Jenny Lackey (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority)

Jenny Lackey, EECAJenny Lackey is EECA’s Group Manager Strategy and Performance. She oversees strategic programme development activities at EECA, engagement with government and cross-government agencies, and also leads EECA’s regulatory team.