Sustainable 60

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Meet the judges

Highly respected professionals from the business community are involved in judging the Sustainable 60 Awards. Entering the awards will give you access to experts who will review, measure, validate and provide feedback on your achievements.

The judging process
  1. Assessment of entries against a set of quantitative criteria to determine finalists
  2. One-on-one interviews and checking of original material carried out by Sustainable Edge to validate finalists’ entries
  3. An independent judging panel assesses the finalists’ applications to select the winners.

Meet the 2013 judges
Rick Christie, Chairman, Ebos Group

Mr Christie is a professional Director and company Chairman with appointments in both the private and public sectors. He has had considerable experience as a Chief Executive with extensive involvement in the export sector, including Tradenz (The New Zealand Trade Development Board) where he was Chief Executive from 1990 to 1996.

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Phil O'Reilly, CEO, BusinessNZ

Phil O’Reilly is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s leading business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes.

Mr O’Reilly and his Wellington-based team work with companies, organisations and political and other decision makers, advocating for New Zealand’s success through sustainable economic growth.

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Julia Hoare, Independent Director

Julia was a tax partner with PwC for 20 years, and also led PwC's sustainability and climate change practice. She left PwC on 31 December 2012 to pursue a career in corporate governance. She commences her appointment as an independent director of Watercare Services Limited on 1 November 2013.

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Anne-Maree O'Connor, Head of Responsible Investment, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Anne-Maree O’Connor is the Head of Responsible Investment for the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians) and plays a key role in the development and implementation of the Guardians responsible investment and corporate governance policies.

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Rod Oram, Business Commentator

Rod Oram has more than 30 years’ experience as an international business journalist. He has worked for various publications in Europe and North America, including the Financial Times of London.

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Lynley Belton, National Distribution Manager, Fairfax Media

Lynley’s has recently moved into this newly created role as part of a significant organisational restructure of Fairfax as they transform their business operations for the future. She has responsibility for all delivery functions across the New Zealand business plus Retail channel management including merchandising. The division has a budget of just over $50 million.

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Chris Karamea Insley, Principal, 37 Degrees South

Chris Karamea Insley,TeWhanau a Apanui and NgatiPorou – has more than 20 years experience in senior forest management roles in plantation forestry in New Zealand, North-American and Maori Forestry companies.

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Jacqueline Robertson, Partner, Deloitte

Jackie has been a partner for over 6 years in Deloitte's assurance team. She leads Deloitte's sustainability assurance and advisory services and works with her clients to help them develop integrated sustainability reporting models that clearly align to core business strategies.

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Kate Frykberg, Executive Director, Todd Foundation

Kate is Executive Director of the Todd Foundation, chair of Philanthropy NZ, chair of the Thinktank Charitable Trust and a board member of Conscious Consumers.

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Stefan Rueegg, Managing Director, impactCR

Stefan Rueegg is a highly versatile strategist, networker and change agent whose work focuses on catalysing positive social and environmental impact in business. He combines more than ten years of sustainability experience as a business consultant and corporate sustainability analyst. Originally he qualified as an environmental scientist from Switzerland’s leading scientific university.

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