About Rachael Goddard

Kia ora, I am a skilled environmental sustainability expert, director, adviser, manager and strategist, with twenty years’ experience in the sector. 

I have a strong track record of successfully delivering strategic and practical outcomes across diverse communities, in collaboration with councils, communities, universities, polytechnics, schools, NGO’s and businesses. I am equally comfortable on a Board/Steering Group or being hands-on. My work has been recognised with multiple awards. 

I am lucky to call Raglan, Whaingaroa my home, where I am engaged in community led development and resilience building as a board member of Xtreme Zero Waste and Raglan Naturally.

Ko Rachael toku ingoa

Ingarani/ Kereti ahau
Ko Karioi te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau
Ko Whaingaroa te moana e mahea nei aku māharahara
E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Whaingaroa. e noho nei au

Covid Changed Everything, What We Need To Do Now

Covid is the catalyst for change. It has illustrated very strongly our impact on our environment and our lives. We have been given an opportunity to reset, reconnect and rethink about how we are living and how we could do things differently.

Small individual steps become larger actions collectively.

Read more on the Blog page.


Lead Consultant Rachael Goddard

“Rachael is a remarkable person: intelligent, passionate, thoughtful, conscientious, creative, collaborative, systematic, applied and very hard working.

“Rachael is a strategic leader, who has conceptualised and delivered on a detailed and extensive sustainability strategy. She has led achievements that have delivered economic, social and environmental benefits to the organisation.”

– Anna Bounds, Former Assistant Vice Chancellor University of Waikato.

“Rachael has a wide range of knowledge and makes sure that she understands the issue at hand before making decisions. Flavoured with a wicked sense of humour, it is clear that Rachael works from a deep-seated passion to develop significantly better ways for us to interact with this beautiful planet.”

– Gareth Cartwright, Executive Officer Community Energy Network.


“Rachael has brought extraordinary dynamism, vision and leadership to the
task of fostering sustainability on campus.”

– Associate Professor Eva Collins. Chair Environmental & Sustainability Committee.