Grant is the Co-Chair of the multi-stakeholder High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group and has been central to the development of the HCS Approach over the last 6 years – the methodology to put ‘No Deforestation’ commitments into practice. He is also a global forests solutions Senior Advisor for Greenpeace International with a focus on the showcasing and scaling-up of solutions to forest destruction and degradation globally. A specialist in certification, in particular the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), having been involved with FSC since its inception, on the FSC International board for 7 years (including chair), and the FSC Policy and Standards Committee for 6 years till 2016. He has worked for Greenpeace for over 20 years in a number of roles internationally as well as New Zealand, the Pacific, and Indonesia. He has a B. Agri. and M. Appl. Sci. (nature conservation). Grant has 15 years experience supporting community forestry in Solomon Is, PNG and Indonesia. He also worked on timber markets transformation, and REDD national funding approaches and authored and produced various papers, articles and reports from critiques of industrial tree plantations, logging and climate change, to conservation planning, community eco-forestry and the HCS Approach. Grant is a member of an industry/NGO roundtable, the NZ Imported Tropical Timber Group (ITTG) for the last 20 years, and member of the NZ Institute of Forestry.