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Alex Cutler

Alex Cutler

Chief Sustainability Officer

Alex is an experienced senior executive, industry influencer and lifelong sustainability advocate, with strong expertise in the property and construction industries.  Previously Chief Executive of the New Zealand Green Building Council, she is practiced at representing the voice of sustainability in industry, is experienced at balancing the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, and has worked with a number of clients to help them clarify strategic sustainability opportunities.

Alex’s role as Chief Sustainability Officer focuses on delivering a suite of sustainability services to trusted clients as well as developing RDT Pacific’s internal approach to sustainability.


Alex’s career has included consulting for SustainAbility Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Constructs Ltd, focused on selected projects where sustainability influenced a step change in organisational development.

She has worked across numerous sectors in a variety of countries, but some of her most recent New Zealand based projects have been in the office and infrastructure space.

Alex has recently led the facilitation of a workshop to create a team-led sustainability strategy for a large property company, including stakeholder engagement with a selection of team members pre-workshop, facilitation of the one-day workshop and post-workshop follow-up to check progress.

She has also reviewed and reported on global best practice sustainability amongst sector competitors in order to assist the development of a market position and workplan for an infrastructure company.

Recent Engagements

  • Sustainability induction workshop, property trust – 2020
  • Sustainability high level roadmap, NZ based shopping centre – 2020
  • Sustainability workplan, airport – 2018/9

Qualifications and Memberships

  • MInstD
  • MSc Environmental Management, University of Surrey, UK
  • BSc Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton, UK