We’re very excited to announce Abbie Reynolds as the Sustainable Business Council’s new Executive Director. Abbie is already brimming with ideas about how she plans to continue to build SBC’s successful work leading sustainable business practices in New Zealand.
Abbie, who currently leads the Vodafone Foundation and is Head of Sustainability at Vodafone says she is looking forward to the challenge: “The Sustainable Business Council’s work has had a significant impact on supporting New Zealand businesses to be more sustainable. It’s a privilege to be able to build on the great work that has been done to date and to ensure we have the right environment to move further and faster in the future.”
She brings with her a depth of expertise in social, financial and environmental sustainability within business. Previously she has led sustainability and regulatory work at Spark, the UK’s Cable & Wireless and as a resource management/environment solicitor for Bell Gully. She has a proven track record of delivering results in sustainable business development.
Abbie will continue to champion the interests of businesses who are advancing their sustainability, including driving action on climate change, governance, social impact and ecosystem health. She will also continue to grow the organisation’s focus on mainstreaming sustainable business practices throughout New Zealand.
Penny is leaving to take up the position of Deputy Secretary, Sector Strategy at the Ministry for the Environment in late February and Abbie will join SBC at the end of March.