Our team

PHINZ Exec and board members

Murray Robertson
Chair, Board Member

Murray is an architect with over 25 years’ experience, primarily in commercial architecture, specialising in education design. A certified Passive House designer working on several Passive House residential projects, he would love to see commercial Passive House buildings in New Zealand. He is previously chair of Learning Environments New Zealand.

Guy Shaw
Treasurer, Board Member

Guy is a registered architect & certified Passive House designer based in Wellington. He has worked extensively on Passive House projects in the UK and NZ.

Natasha Cockerell
Board Member

Natasha is a Director at Respond Architects, board chairperson at Prendos, and a Registered Architect. She is also the chairperson at her children’s primary school band a trustee of Te Puru Community Trust

Elrond Burrell
Board Member

Elrond is an Architect & certified Passive House designer. He is passionate about improving people’s quality of life, health and environmental impact by designing beautiful, sustainable, high-performance architecture. He is a frequent keynote presenter and lecturer on Passive House.

Karen Manson
Board Member

Karen is the director of architectural practice Meta Architects, established in 2015. Karen has a decade of international experience behind her, with a strong background in medium and high density mixed-use developments, urban design and healthcare. A broad mix of architecture and urban design work has followed in New Zealand.

Matthew Cutler-Welsh
Board Member

Matthew has 15 years of experience leading residential energy efficiency projects, including nearly four years as Technical Manager for Homestar at the New Zealand Green Building Council.

Mei-Ling Lee
Board Member
Mei Ling is an interior designer, award winning Book Designer and Artist.
She believes now is the time to grow an awareness of the importance of high performing Passive House buildings.
Jessica Eyers
Board Member
Jessica is a senior analyst and educator at Sustainable Engineering Ltd. Previously she was a Director at Hiberna Ltd and designed her family’s home in Wanaka, New Zealand’s first strawbale home to gain Passive House certification.
Glenn Harley
Board Member

Glenn is a Trade Qualified Carpenter.
For 15 years Glenn’s company, Harley Builders, specialised in high performance
homes, including Straw Bale and four Certified Passive houses.
Glenn would like to see better housing for all people of Aotearoa.

Trey Ryder
Board Member

He uri nō Ngāpuhi me Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi hoki engari tipu ake ana i te mātotoru o te iwi o Te Ātiawa ki Waiwhetu.

Trey is a qualified builder based in Wellington with over 10 years of experience working on commercial projects. Recently he moved away from commercial work and is now only focusing on Passive House. As well as building he is passionate about promoting and helping educate people about Passive House, as he feels everyone should feel comfortable in their home.

Kaya Sparke
Communications Manager

Kaya has a background in business and communications and a great passion for planet and people alike.

Amanda Lowe

Amanda has Degrees in both Marketing and Psychology with experience in circular economy business and a former life of running teams on superyachts in the Northern Hemisphere. She is passionate about sustainable living and the urgent need to raise our standard of building practice to enable better environmental and health outcomes.