Gerri Ward leads the Sustainability and Community programme at Z Energy. She’s passionate about transformational behaviour change that empowers and enables sustainable business, and better communities. Prior to joining Z, she led the across-government Biodiversity Offsetting research programme at the Department of Conservation. Before that, she was at the Ministry for the Environment for five years. There, she worked on business opportunities out of climate change, and led the Carbon Neutral Public Service and voluntary corporate carbon neutrality programmes. Gerri holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Waikato, and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Environmental Law from the University of Nottingham (UK).