Director | Principal Consultant

Rebbecca is Green Start NZ’s Principal Consultant and Director.

She has experience helping business leaders implement tools and frameworks for a more resilient and restorative future while increasing the engagement of stakeholders.


Clients sit across multiple industries. Her credentials include Green Star Accredited Practitioner (GSAP), Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Practitioner (ISAP), a certified verifier for sustainability with the Golf Environment Organisation, also, the New Zealand and Australian Third-Party Verifier (3PV) for Declare.

With more than a decade of practical experience in assessments, implementation, management, analysis and communication, Rebbecca is able to enable you and your organisation towards a sustainable and resilient future.  

Coming up with the name for the business was relatively simple - it was a matter of getting to the root of Rebbecca's  'why'.


Enabling organisations to identify their unique vulnerabilities, along with their strengths; and then providing frameworks, experience and expertise to support in the journey to reducing the risk and maximise the opportunities has long been a key interest. These are the elements that can determine a sustainable and therefore, more resilient business. 



The Green Start logo is representative of personal and professional stories: 


The wise owl reflects the imparting of knowledge and Green Start's Principal Advisor loves nothing more than sharing her learnings about sustainability and resilience.  It is a dangerous thing to get her talking!


Perhaps you resonate with the belief that an ancestral spirit of a family group can take the form of a Ruru in some Maori tradition known as Hine-ruru, the 'owl woman'. It is believed that these owl spirits can act as kaitiaki or guardians and have the power to protect, warn and advise.


The koru represents the beginning of the journey; or growth... a green start.


  • Current Candidate for Master of Professional Practice (Otago Polytechnic) 

  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice (Otago Polytechnic)

  • Diploma in Environment & Sustainability (The Open Polytechnic)

  • Certificate in Business Studies (Massey University)


  • Green Star Accredited Professional 'GSAP' (NZ Green Building Council)

  • Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional 'ISAP' (Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia)

  • GEO Certified Accredited Verifier

  • Declare 3PV (Third Party Verifier)

  • ISO14001

       Environmental Management Systems

  • Internal Auditing

  • Project Management Fundamentals

Professional Memberships


  • Finalist in the 2019 Taupo Business Awards

    • Emerging Business - Excellence in Business 

  • Sustainable Business Awards (Laminex New Zealand - Sustainability Business Partner)

    • Winner - Mega Efficiency​ Award

  • Commended - Trustpower Renewable Energy Award

(Laminex New Zealand - Sustainability Business Partner)

  • Commended - University of Waikato Innovation Award

(Laminex New Zealand - Sustainability Business Partner)

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