Sam Judd is the co-founder and CEO of the multi-award-winning charity Sustainable Coastlines. In 2013 he was named Young New Zealander of the Year as recognition of the work that his team had collectively achieved. During his eight years at the helm of Sustainable Coastlines, they have grown into a globally recognised movement that inspires, educates and enables communities to protect the places they love. They are known for our pragmatic and engaging approach to addressing environmental issues.
To date, the small team at Sustainable Coastlines have delivered educational programs to 144,500 people with excellent longitudinal impact. They have also motivated over 48,000 participants to remove more than one million litres of rubbish from the coast and planted over 28,000 native trees along our waterways. Sam is now trying to deliver and upscale these proven programs through a strategic capacity-building program in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Sam has a broad base of experience that builds capacity within local communities to enable them to look after the places they love through applied training and open-sourcing effective programs. He focuses on developing executive-level partnerships and assisting other social and environmental entrepreneurs to develop and execute their concepts.