Professor Sarah McLaren

New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre
Management Group
Operations Group

Sarah is Director of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre (NZLCM Centre), and Professor in Life Cycle Management at Massey University, New Zealand. 

She has worked with businesses and government to integrate life cycle thinking into management practices, product design, and policymaking for seventeen years.  Currently Sarah is Chair of the Standards New Zealand International Review Group on LCA, New Zealand representative on the ISO 14046 “Water Footprint: Requirements and Guidelines” Working Group, Co-Chair of the Massey University Steering Group on Sustainability, and a Committee member of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand.

She previously worked as Research Leader at Landcare Research where she led two carbon footprinting projects for the horticultural sector, and managed the Life Cycle Management Project to integrate LCM into the operations, management and strategies of manufacturing companies. Prior to that Sarah was Director of the postgraduate Environmental Life Cycle Management Programme at the University of Surrey, UK, and Chair of the SETAC Europe LCA Steering Group. Sarah publishes and lectures internationally in development and application of LCA and related approaches