Dorte Wray
Executive Officer
Dorte works to strengthen our community through linking up like-minded people, coordinating projects across New Zealand, and organising our annual Hui where our members get a chance to meet and re-energise. She's the key to keeping everything moving, a real Guardian of the Galaxy.
Des Ng Shiu
Project Manager
Des runs the Auckland Inorganic Reuse project and focuses on helping as many community groups as possible (that's 100 and counting!) to create value from the collection materials.
Isy Harris
Project Administrator
Isy works behind the scenes supporting the rest of the team on many of our projects. From event coordinating to graphic design, Isy is there helping things run smoothly.
Sue Coutts
Director of External Affairs
Sue works on increasing awareness, engagement and support of community-led zero waste initiatives and policies. She is based in Wellington.
Ali Pickering
Membership Coordinator
Ali's role in ZWN is centered around providing the best experience we can to connect and collaborate with our members, as well as doing all the behind the scenes work to ensure the network is thriving.

The Zero Waste Network is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by members at our Annual General Meeting. Our current Board consists of:

Marty Hoffart
Marty is Director of Tauranga-based waste minimisation consultancy Waste Watchers Ltd. He is co-founder and Chairman of Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust (EERST) with its award-winning Paper4trees programme.
Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability TrustWaste Watchers
Cliff Colquhoun
Cliff is a founding member and the CEO of the Community, Business and Environment Centre (CBEC) in Kaitaia.
Community, Business and Environment Centre
Sue Coutts
Green Jon Morgan
Green Jon from the MPHS (McLaren Park Henderson South Community Trust), a community owned and driven organisation offering initiatives and programmes for the residents of the McLaren Park Henderson South community – for the community, by the community.
Rick Thorpe
Rick is working with the community at Xtreme Zero Waste in beautiful Raglan.
Xtreme Zero Waste
Jacqui Forbes
Jacqui has worked within the waste industry, in particular, the community recycling sector with Xtreme Zero Waste from 2004 -2016. This work involved management, waste auditing, community education and behaviour change, zero waste events and more. Jacqui is now General Manager for Para Kore, a waste education project that started as a pilot with three marae and today is an organisation delivering waste education to more than 380 marae and organisations throughout Aotearoa. Jacqui has relationships based on waste minimisation with over 70 iwi, community groups and council partners who contribute to Para Kore’s mission.
Sue Wallis
Sue has been the General Manager and a Director of Waiuku Zero Waste for the past five years from its inception, providing waste, recycling and reuse to the community through the Waiuku Community Recycling Centre.