A Community Of Innovators
Ōtautahi Christchurch is home to a rich community of thought leaders and sector experts. A city that celebrates big ideas.
Our Tūwhana Advocate Programme brings together local experts, highly regarded specialists in their field who are passionate champions.
Meet a few of our inspiring Advocates – leading positive change in the world.
Entrepreneur and former solicitor, Bridget Williams contributes towards educating people about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through her social enterprise, Bead and Proceed, and champions sustainability in all her pursuits.
Erin is a fierce advocate for equity and throughout her career has used her voice to advocate for female athletes. She continues to champion the fight for greater gender equity in professional sport and carries this focus into all other areas of her work.
Antarctic and natural environment generalist, Graeme Ayres is the current Chief Assurance Officer at the Department of Conservation and awarded recipient for collaborative rescue operations in Antarctic. Ayres has a strong connection to the icy continent and a deep care for the natural environment.
Ōtautahi Christchurch is home to some of the most exciting businesses, entrepreneurs and talent in the country. Find out more about why they've chosen this as their base - and how Christchurch has helped them thrive.
Founder of eClean Envirotech is making her favourite swimming spots swimmable again and is on her way to restoring our waterways.
At the Top of the Food Change. Leaft Foods is reducing the environmental impact of food production through technology.
Ethique creates beauty products that benefit the planet and prevents more than 5 million bottles from going to landfill.