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Green Star Governance

Created by the sector, for the sector, Green Star is guided by leading industry professionals to ensure it continues to keep up with the latest sustainability practices, and challenges outstanding results. 

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The Green Star Advisory Committee and supporting groups of industry experts ensure the Green Star rating system continues as the leading rating tool for the built environment. The advisors challenge Green Star through continuous improvement of the certification process and by representing the property and construction sector, seek to increase industry participation in Green Star. 

The Green Star Advisory Committee

The Green Star Advisory Committee is made up of sustainability leaders with experience in rating systems and the role of independent certification in driving change.

They hold senior positions and have an understanding of the economic, social and environmental drivers that affect the adoption of sustainable building practices.

The Green Star Advisory Committee works across the Expert Reference Panels (ERPs) to consolidate recommendations for the NZGBC Leadership Team and Board on all matters relating to the development of Green Star. In doing so, they are committed to ensuring that the Green Star rating system remains rigorous, market relevant, and valued by industry.

The Advisory Committee chair provides an update to the NZGBC Board twice a year


Nick Alsop

Green Building Council Australia

Saatyesh Bhana

Argosy Property

Paul Jurasovich


Mark Sinclair

FM Concepts

Phil Smith

Smith Architects

Kristen Webster

Eke Panuku

Debbie Wilson

Ministry of Health

Tanya Syddall

University of Otago

Vivien Li

Auckland Council

Alain McKinney


Expert Reference Panels

Expert Reference Panels assist with a defined topic of engagement. Panels are usually assembled through direct invitation, but individual panelists may be nominated by themselves or other members.

Anthony Calderone - Mott MacDonald

Ben Masters - Beca

Jason Quinn - COR Associates

Jo Woods - Re/volve Energy

Josh McGlone- WSP

Patrick Arnold - 335NZ

Clare Dykes - Acoustic Engineering Services

Hayley Koerbin - NDY

Helena James - Lifemark

Jason Strawbridge - Strawbridge Accessibility

Michael Warwick - MAW Design

Sam Walle - Dark Arts Lighting Studio

Scott Smith - Beca

Warner Brunton - Mott MacDonald

Alec Couchman - Brewer Davidson

Alex Reiche - Envirospec

Andrea Stocchero - Scion

Bernie Napp- Prospect Consulting

Ferran de Miguel Mercader - Fletcher Building

Fiona Short - Warren and Mahoney Architects

Jarred Butler - BRANZ

Jeff Vickers - thinkstep ANZ

Katherine Featherstone - Green Building Council Australia

Laura Gemmell - Ecolabel NZ

Nick Carmen - Mott Macdonald

Nick Collins - Metals NZ

Ralf Kessel -Concrete NZ

Steve Aschebrok - INZIDE

Andrea Jarvis - Holmes

Caleb Clarke - Morphum

Navin Weeraratne - Awa

Peter Wilder - Boffa Miskell

Robin Mitchell - The Biodiversity Consultancy

Tessa Meyer - MBIE

Tom Slade - Goodman

Alain McKinney - Precinct Properties

Duncan Munro - Eke Panuku Development

Eloise Blewden - Aurecon

Jade Kake - Matakohe Architecture + Urbanism

Jesse Prendergast - MRCagney (Transport)

Matt Wilson - Ecoinsite

Meredith Dale - The Urban Advisory

Peter Wilder - Landscape Architect

Saatyesh Bhana - Argosy Property

Vivien Li - Auckland Council

Adam Weller - Waste Management

Elaine Morgan - Green Gorilla

Helena Stil - Nikau Demolition

Hillary West-Reeves - Phoenix Recycling

Mark Roberts - Auckland Council

Get involved

For more information on the governance structure, or to discuss your expression of interest, please contact Brad Crowley

What is Green Star?

Green Star is Australasia's largest voluntary and truly holistic sustainability rating system for buildings, fitouts and communities.