Meet the team

Simon Harvey

Simon is a natural strategist. He’s passionate about helping people define what real success looks like, and then shaping a workable plan to get there.  With over 10 years of experience, Simon acknowledges the importance of working for sustainable success across value-chains and industry sectors.  He recommends more collaborative planning techniques because they maximise shared understanding, and enable more effective implementation.

Simon is an accredited associate of the Natural Step global network, an ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional, and he sits on the international boards of both those organisations. He also sits on the boards of two community trusts on Waiheke, which is where he’s called home for the last 15 years.

When he’s not working or with his family, you’ll find Simon mountain-biking, tramping, fly-fishing or on the golf course.

Things you should know about Simon:​

He took a garden leave to a new level when he set up a landscaping business after moving on from his 10-year legal career.

He’s always keen to turn a workshop into a party, in the interests of more effective stakeholder engagement.

Calum Redfern

Calum Revfem

Calum is able to distil complex sustainability problems down to their core elements to enable effective understanding and communication about solutions.  He has worked in environmental and sustainability management roles within government, NGO and business settings for over 20 years.  Calum has helped his clients use sustainability reporting as a tool to understand their sustainability context, focus their efforts and drive accountability for achieving their goals.  His technical expertise in using the GRI and Integrated Reporting frameworks is matched by his passion for realising people and organisation’s highest potential.

Calum lives in Ohakune where his family enjoys the stunning natural environment and close-knit community while exercising his passion for telemark skiing.

Things you should know about Calum:​

GRI guru in NZ​.

Calum is a connector – he seems to know almost everybody in NZ!

Stefan Ruegg

Stefan Rüegg

Stefan is a change agent whose work focuses on catalysing positive social and environmental impact in business. He started his career in a Corporate Sustainability role with an international bank before he moved into sustainability consulting with long stints at PwC and AccountAbility.

Stefan has advised some of the world’s leading companies on corporate responsibility strategy as well as reporting. Furthermore, he supported large corporates in achieving recognition for their efforts in global initiative such as Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Things you should know about Stefan:​

Truly international perspective on sustainability – having worked from A as in Auckland to Z as in Zurich.

Strong believer in open door policy – More often than not he hosts guests from every part of the world at his home.

Brian Johnston

Brian understands the business practicalities and complexity of implementing ambitious sustainability strategies that extend back into the supply chain, with a track record of delivering measurable value. Beginning his career in an Auckland-based engineering consultancy, he now brings more than 10 years experience of working in sustainability roles for leading global companies in the food and apparel industries including Sara Lee and ASICS.

Working from the inside, Brian has developed and implemented sustainability programmes matched with internal business culture; to reduce risk and cost, increase employee engagement, and demonstrate industry leadership to consumers, investors and other key stakeholders. He has particular experience in developing and supporting sustainability initiatives that reach into manufacturing supply chains in Asia.

Brian is an ISSP Sustainability Associate, and is currently advising on the Apparel Sector Guidance for the ‘Science-Based Targets’ CO2 reduction initiative. He has settled back in Wellington with his family, after long stints living and working in Europe and Asia.

Things you should know about Brian:​

He’s an expert at bringing order to chaos, a valuable skill when you have twins

Brian loves a good sing-along, and when in Japan took advantage of business karaoke sessions to channel his inner David Bowie