Alec Tang is Auckland Council’s Acting Chief Sustainability Officer and leads a team focussed on creating a more sustainable, resilient and equitable Auckland. The Chief Sustainability Office works across Auckland Council’s diverse operations and alongside Auckland’s mana whenua, mataawaka, communities and businesses to deliver the system shifts required for this future, from infrastructure provision and service delivery through to funding and decision making. The office’s current focus is the finalisation and delivery of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri, Auckland’s Climate Action Framework which will set a path for rapid decarbonisation, in line with the region’s 1.5° commitment, whilst also preparing the region for the impacts of climate change.
Prior to joining Council, Alec has enjoyed a diverse career focussed on the delivery of sustainable solutions across business, academia and the public sector. Most recently, Alec worked within one of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies, delivering strategic insights to support business transformation and leading the firm’s global water sustainability practice. Alec also currently lectures on sustainable business at Auckland University of Technology.