Meet the team

Catherine Jeffcoat (CJ) – previously Communications Manager at the Sustainable Business Council. She takes a holistic view of sustainability communications, with a focus on building relationships for maximum reach. She has a deep understanding of the need for system change and the power of collective action. She has worked in the contexts of sustainability and climate change, child welfare and economic and productivity issues. More about Catherine

Christian Bonnevie – Strategic media and communications consultant. Christian has an extensive political and media network from his previous experience as a journalist, Government press secretary and agency consultant. He has worked on a range of complex environmental, regulatory and commercial issues. Christian has a fluent pen and quick mind that can help you react swiftly to any media opportunity, with an excellent sense of what will appeal to journalists and the wider public. Christian’s Linkedin profile.

Catherine Knight PhD – Catherine is an experienced policy and communications professional, offering organisations support in areas of policy, research and communication (see: She is an award-winning non-fiction writer, specialising in topics of environmental history and policy (for more information about her publications, see: Catherine’s Linkedin profile.

Sarah Cull-Luketina – Sarah trained and worked as a scientist before completing a Masters in Science Communication majoring in factual and documentary filmmaking. She has worked on several international and local documentary series, and produced video and written content for several government departments and agencies – predominantly with a climate change and conservation focus. Her skills include shooting, editing, social media content creation, writing/researching and producing, and she can turn her hand to both visual and written storytelling. Sarah’s Linkedin profile.

Kirsten Taylor – Most recently, Kirsten was Sustainability Brewer at The Fermentist. She planned and created this sustainability-focussed brewery/brand, introduced New Zealand’s first carbonzero beer and led The Fermentist’s first sustainability report using Future-Fit sustainability benchmarking. Kirsten is passionate about sustainability and advocates for systemic change, collective action and meaningful business/community partnerships. In particular, she maintains long-term projects focussed on re-connection with nature can bring a wealth of benefits to both employees and businesses. Kirsten is currently studying for her Masters in Sustainable Practice (completion 2022). Kirsten’s Linkedin profile.

Rachael Cox – Rachael is a co-director of Christchurch-based communications consultancy Acorn PR. As a former journalist, Rachael knows what’s a story, what’s not and how to engage effectively with the media. She also has wide-ranging experience in government relations having worked for several senior ministers across a range of portfolios. In more recent times, Rachael has provided communications support to a number of clients in the sustainability space, including the Climate Leaders Coalition. Rachael’s Linkedin profile.