SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER & MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Robyn Moore 
Actress, Educator, Entertainer
The Power of the Word

BIO

Robyn has been changing people’s perceptions and achieving successful outcomes for over 40 years in the Education, Advertising and Communication/Entertainment Industries. She has delivered over 1,000 presentations to date.

Robyn’s presentations are quite often literally described as ‘life changing’ and highly entertaining. With her authentic Australian style, she literally ‘sells people back to themselves’ so they recognise old habits and behaviours and take responsibility for choices that will create the outcomes they want in their lives.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof Euan Lindsay FRSN FIEAust CPEng FHEA MIEEE
Director
CSU Engineering Foundation

BIO

Professor Euan Lindsay brings immense experience and passion for engineering to the establishment of CSU’s Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems). Euan’s background is in mechatronic engineering, and he completed a PhD in Engineering Education, exploring how students learned while controlling equipment remotely via the internet.

During his academic career, Euan has held senior roles as Program Leader and Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University, before joining CSU as the Foundation Professor of Engineering. He has also been a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech. A member of a number of professional associations, Euan has also co-authored two book chapters and written or co-authored numerous journal articles.

Euan believes most major challenges facing society today can be solved by engineers, including providing clean drinking water, energy sustainability or communications technology to keep people connected. He is excited about helping CSU build a new engineering program with a focus on making a difference, not just solving problems and making things, and hopes to inspire students to move forward in their careers with passion

Peter Welling
Managing Director
Serco Citizen Services

BIO

Peter Welling’s address will focus on improving service and reducing costs using a “service transformation approach” through technology, data analysis and service re-engineering.  

The presentation will also cover strategic partnering and reflect on what type of environment needs to exist in the business that is commissioning the services because without the two operating in unison success is hard to find. Peter will present a number of relevant case studies across all tiers of government including roads, water, power, rail, ports and airports.

Peter has a passion for designing, leading and executing large and complex citizen service transformations that deliver improved customer satisfaction, better policy outcomes for Government, increased revenue and productivity; as well as robust cost control through sustainable people and change management outcomes.

Mike Ritchie
Managing Director
MRA Consulting Group

BIO

Mike is the Managing Director of MRA Consulting Group. He has served as a senior executive in the waste industry for over 25 years with Visy, SITA and Waste Service NSW.

He was also a Director of Liverpool Council and senior adviser to the Mayor of Brisbane. Mike was a Sessional Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court and a member of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council on waste governance. Mike was Vice President of the Waste Management Association of Australia and NSW President. He was a Director of the Western Sydney Regional Waste Board.

Mike called for and established the Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad framework, which has since been used successfully by the NSW EPA to target illegal dumping in regional areas. Mike has also led several projects for the City of Sydney, including the AWT review, Organics clean-up service review and the transfer station review.

Mike’s goal is to help make waste management economically rational and environmentally sustainable.

Ashleigh Morris 
Chief Executive Officer
Coreo

BIO

Ashleigh Morris is the CEO of Coreo, a company that prioritises transformation over transaction and collaboration over competition in the pursuit of systemic change towards a circular economy. Ashleigh is widely recognised in Australasia as a circular economy visionary with the skills, experience and ability to not only inform future strategy but to also lead the action required to achieve impact.

Acknowledged as one Australia’s future leaders, Ashleigh is a frequent participant in round table discussions on the challenges and opportunities facing Australasia and within the past 18 months has had an audience with two previous Prime Ministers and travelled with the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment to Japan on a Future Leaders, Future Cities Business Mission.

An experienced academic, Ashleigh has also worked with the United Nations Environment Program as a reviewer of the GEO-6 for Youth Asia-Pacific publication; provided university guest lectures on circular economy and published novel research in an international peer-reviewed journal and numerous media platforms. Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Environmental Health Science with Faculty Commendation for academic excellence and the Chancellors Medal and 1st Class Honours in Environmental Management. Ashleigh is an Australian-ASEAN Emerging Leader, Prime Ministers Australia Asia scholar and a 2018 recipient of an Outstanding Alumni Award. 

TOPIC

In 2017, two sisters, Jaine and Ashleigh Morris, Co-Founded Australia’s first circular economy pilot project, The Circular Experiment, where they worked with over 100 diverse stakeholders to implement 6 circular economy principles in a city street in Queensland.

Together they created an environment built on trust that helped disparate businesses agree and implement a plan that worked to drive economic growth, improve environmental performance and create social capital. Following the national and international recognition of The Circular Experiment’s success the sisters are now catalysing Queensland and Australia’s transition to a circular economy through their company COREO.

COREO is currently collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to prove the value of a circular economy. Coreo’s projects include:

  • The Brisbane Airport Corporation where they are working to create a precinct wide circular economy including the redesign of all public waste infrastructure;
  • Collaborating with Ricardo Energy and Environment to design and deliver Australia’s first circular economy master planned community for Lendlease;
  • Alongside Global Future Makers and Regional Economic Solutions they are working on a regional circular economy project that constitutes 23% of Queensland’s land mass and;
  • With Business Models Inc. to design and deliver Queensland’s first Circular Economy Lab for the QLD Government’s Department of Environment and Science.

Although this all might sound quite impressive, what they would really like to share is their story of humble beginnings and how demonstrating the value of a Circular Economy has been the much needed catalyst towards the transition in Australia.

A Circular Economy is an economic performance based model that relies on decoupling growth from the consumption of finite resources whilst designing waste out of the system and it’s finally gaining momentum in Australia. Learn how this model is transforming systems and public infrastructure to create social, environmental and economic capital.

 

Jaine Morris
Chief Operating Officer
Coreo

BIO

Jaine is a diversely skilled circular economy professional, having led an intrepid career to date spanning health, education, and entrepreneurship. In 2017, alongside Ashleigh,  Jaine successfully managed the complexities of enacting systems-level change in Australia’s first circular economy proof of concept project, applying circular economy principles to a diverse group of small businesses to prove the social, environmental and economic value of a circular economy.

On the successful completion of the pilot project, Jaine is now COO of Coreo, a company working with governments, corporations and communities to deliver circular economy solutions and system level change with a focus on stakeholder relationships and community engagement. Jaine is passionate about catalysing action towards a circular economy by finding and telling the relatable human stories inside complex global issues.

TOPIC

In 2017, two sisters, Jaine and Ashleigh Morris, Co-Founded Australia’s first circular economy pilot project, The Circular Experiment, where they worked with over 100 diverse stakeholders to implement 6 circular economy principles in a city street in Queensland.

Together they created an environment built on trust that helped disparate businesses agree and implement a plan that worked to drive economic growth, improve environmental performance and create social capital. Following the national and international recognition of The Circular Experiment’s success the sisters are now catalysing Queensland and Australia’s transition to a circular economy through their company COREO.

COREO is currently collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to prove the value of a circular economy. Coreo’s projects include:

  • The Brisbane Airport Corporation where they are working to create a precinct wide circular economy including the redesign of all public waste infrastructure;
  • Collaborating with Ricardo Energy and Environment to design and deliver Australia’s first circular economy master planned community for Lendlease;
  • Alongside Global Future Makers and Regional Economic Solutions they are working on a regional circular economy project that constitutes 23% of Queensland’s land mass and;
  • With Business Models Inc. to design and deliver Queensland’s first Circular Economy Lab for the QLD Government’s Department of Environment and Science.

Although this all might sound quite impressive, what they would really like to share is their story of humble beginnings and how demonstrating the value of a Circular Economy has been the much needed catalyst towards the transition in Australia.

A Circular Economy is an economic performance based model that relies on decoupling growth from the consumption of finite resources whilst designing waste out of the system and it’s finally gaining momentum in Australia. Learn how this model is transforming systems and public infrastructure to create social, environmental and economic capital.