THE CORE TEAM
Jane loves Christchurch and has a business providing accommodation to internationals who largely work with the Christchurch rebuild. She is inspired and in action around the enormous opportunities Christchurch people have to recreate “our city” as a leading edge, internationally renowned sustainable city. Jane is committed to making a difference.
Lin Roberts teaches Leading Sustainable Enterprises in the MBA programme at Canterbury and Otago universities, and is an adjunct senior lecturer in environmental management at Lincoln University. For the last 18 years she has been helping companies and other organisations develop and implement sustainability strategies. Past roles have included board member of the Environmental Risk Management Authority and The Natural Step New Zealand, senior manager at Ministry for the Environment and entomologist in DSIR.
In his day job, Jürg works for Airways NZ, leading the development of two new air traffic control centres in Auckland and Christchurch. He previously played a major role in the design, construction and fit-out of the large collaborative technology campus for Tait Communications in Christchurch. He is always looking for synergies and opportunities in all situations, listens for the greatness in people and passionately helps them to bring it to life with creativity and compassion. Jürg enjoys the thrill of achieving outstanding results with any team he is part of.
Geoff is an economist with project financial modelling and housing policy experience.
His long term interest in housing includes building his own home, developing affordable housing models, project managing the build of several new houses and shifting of others, and creating and managing Cooperative Sections which in 2015 completed a 40 lot subdivision at Wigram and provided sections to members at around 30 % under current market prices.
Geoff has been a board member and development manager for Community Housing Trust (Christchurch), which constructed three affordable houses in Wainoni Development Manager. Geoff also relocated three houses from the Red Zone to TC3 sites as part of his own Affordable Housing project, which provided Rent-to-Buy, Lease, and Equity Share options for various owners
David Guthrey owns Health 2000 shops at Barrington, Merivale and Avonhead Shopping Centres. David and his naturopathy and homeopathy staff have operated health shops in Christchurch for over 26 years. David has also worked in tourism overseas and enjoyed years of farming and Permaculture activities including 3 years at Lincoln College studying farm management , economics and marketing.
Rosemary is networker – keen to connect with people and projects that open up options for sustainable living for everyone. She has built a house, builds websites, and is at home with Social media where she writes as Spiritednz. Twitter Facebook