As a designer Timothy has been focussed in the area of product life cycle thinking and design research, Timothy founded Locus Research in 2002 to focus on Research and Development projects in a wide range of industry sectors. Timothy works in both the public and private sectors in research and commercial product development.
Timothy has been instrumental the creation of the Sustainable design award at the DINZ best awards, The research and investigation of sustainable design in the EU and NZ for MFE, the status of Life Cycle Inventory practice and applications for the Ministry of Research Science and Technology and the creation and delivery of the Life Cycle Thinking workshop series in 2008.
Jake is an independent environmental management consultant specialising in assisting companies add value through sustainable product development and pro-active engagement with sustainability issues.
Since moving to New Zealand from the UK in 2006 he has developed a Life Cycle Management programme for Formway Furniture Ltd in Wellington, introduced sustainability into the NZTE Better by Design, Design Integration Programme, and delivered the Life Cycle Thinking workshop series together with Locus Research and UNITEC Hothouse.
Barbara is the group leader of the Sustainability Frameworks Group at Scion and has 10 years experience in assessing the environmental aspects of building materials using Life Cycle Assessment.
Anthony has worked for nearly ten years in research and application of Environmental Life Cycle Management and life cycle thinking in Europe and New Zealand; he has led projects on the integration of Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Management Systems and environmental policy initiatives in the corporate, government and charity sectors. During this time he has worked with Fujitsu Services (UK), the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF), The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), BioRegional, and the consumer organisation Which? Ltd on issues related to environmental product performance.
At Fujitsu Anthony was involved in setting up the end-of-life takeback system for waste electronic and electrical equipment in preparation for the European WEEE Directive; he coordinated the response of the car manufacturers to the proposed European regulation on carbon dioxide emissions' reduction from passenger cars; and at EEF he led the response of the engineering sector to the Better Regulation Taskforce on the impacts of Producer Responsibility.
Sarah works with businesses and government to integrate environmental life cycle thinking into product design, environmental management systems, and policymaking. She has 15 years' experience in research and application of Environmental Life Cycle Management in Europe and New Zealand, and has been at the forefront of international initiatives to develop and apply Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and related techniques. Her publications include work on: integration of LCA and Risk Assessment, evaluation of alternative environmental management approaches, effects of the European WEEE Directive, and sustainability and the primary extraction industries.
More recently she has led carbon footprinting projects on kiwifruit, pipfruit and berryfruit in New Zealand; presented at international conferences on Food Miles and sustainable consumption; and co-authored papers on organisational change for sustainability, Life Cycle Management, and seasonality and LCA of horticultural crops. She was previously Director of the postgraduate Environmental Life Cycle Management Programme at the University of Surrey, UK; and Chair of the SETAC Europe LCA LCA Steering Group.